The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu on Monday welcomed a delegation of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Umuahia
The Governor also assured the visiting party chieftains that the party remained strong, viable and united even as members mourn the death of her gubernatorial candidate, the late Professor Eleazar Uche Ikonne.
The National Working Committee of the Party was on a condolence and solidarity visit to the state.
Governor Ikpeazu stated that the death of Professor Ikonne was a huge setback for the members of the party but that the party is blessed with sufficient resilience and strength to deal with the setback and bounce back to win the 2023 elections.
The Governor thanked the National Leadership of the party for their show of support and solidarity with the Abia State Chapter at this trying moment, assuring that the Abia PDP shall rise from the ashes of the current despair to record a massive victory at the elections, adding that the PDP remains the party of choice in the State.
He used the opportunity to inform the delegation that the State Caucus of the party met yesterday and agreed to retain the zoning formula which will lead to the emergence of the new candidate from Isiala Ngwa North LGA, the home LGA of the Late Professor Ikonne.
Governor Ikpeazu told the delegation that the PDP remains the largest reservoir of human resources in the politics of Abia State, noting that practically all the Gubernatorial Candidates of the other parties in the State are former PDP members, with a good number of them leaving the party few weeks ago on account of their personal ambitions which ran contrary to the position of the party.
He assured the delegation that the PDP will win all elections in Abia State.