By Chijindu Emeruwa
Uche Nwabuisi, the founder of Mount Zion Youth Structure, MZYS, has blamed the Senate minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe on the cold war in the fold of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the Abia State.
Nwabuisi who spoke during an interview with journalists, in Umuahia, Tuesday, asked Prince Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee of the PDP to call Abaribe to order, alleging that the Senator’s over-ambitiousness to continue to be in Senate as well as to occupy the Abia’s Government House ahead of 2023 general elections.
The PDP chieftain posited that Abaribe’s illicit actions have caused the party to record massive defection to opposition political parties.
Nwabuisi further lauded the maturity and sincerity of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in handling internal party squabbles and urged aggrieved members to exhaust all internal party mechanisms in addressing issues.
The Party Stalwart who noted the tremendous gains achieved so far by the Peoples Democratic Party led administration in the State, warned that anti party activities of some mischief- makers if not checked is capable of totally disintegrate party faithful.
He said, “Senator Abaribe is fueling crisis in the party if you can keenly recall his role before the PDP State congress. I am very disappointed with the present state of the party, because, loyal and patriotic members of the party are disenchanted with Abaribe who has animously imposed Asiforo Okere on PDP members including the Governor and party members in the State House of Assembly.
“If you recall few months ago, the massive defection of PDP leaders and members to other political parties, have really indicated that our party, the PDP is at the verge of collapse. There is cold war, which if not checkmated, may explode and can make the PDP lose the Abia Government House and the State House of Assembly.
“I call on the PDP NWC to check the activities and excesses of some ranking members from the State. Many party stakeholders that I have come across have vowed to leave en mass if nothing is done to address the cold problem which has tore the party apart”.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, efforts to reach Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe nor Media Aide for comment was unsuccessful.