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INEC commends Enugu PDP over peaceful state congress

By The Citizen
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The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) yesterday endorsed

the process that produced a new state executive committee of Enugu

state chapter of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), describing the

exercise as transparent and worthy of emulation.
The INEC administrative secretary in the state, Dr. Okwu Aniemene, who

represented the commission during the state congress of the party

yesterday held at the Michael Okpara Square, Enugu, also commended

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the leaders of the party in the state

for shepherding the party in such an orderly manner as to produce a

new set of executives without rancor.
Both Governor Ugwuanyi and the deputy president of the senate, Senator

Ike Ekweremadu, were present during the congress which produced Mr.

Augustine Nnamani as the new state chairman of PDP.

The visibly elated governor commended the leaders of the party and the

party faithful for making the exercise completely rancor-free, saying

the credit goes to the spirit of give and take patriotically exhibited

by the leaders and members of the party in the state from the ward and

local government congresses to the state congress.
Similarly, Ekweremadu praised the leadership shown by the governor in

ensuring that the party staved off crisis all through the period of

the congresses, saying that for the first time in the past years,

Enugu PDP would be operating under one united fold without factional

cleavages.
Delegates drawn from the seventeen local government areas in the

state participated in the exercise which saw the new chairman

affirming the determination of the new executive to work hard to

reposition the party for the arduous task of opposition partisan

politics at the national level.
In their various goodwill messages some stakeholders of the party

expressed their support for the state governor and commended the

excellent relationship that has been existing between members of the

PDP family. They all urged the new executive to emulate the exemplary

leadership qualities of Gov Ugwuanyi.
National Assembly members from Enugu state, scores of PDP chieftains

in the state took part in the congress yesterday.