With the declaration by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha that two governors from the South East will defect to the PDP, there has been a huge cloud of uncertainty of the PDP structure in Enugu.
And the situation was not helped by the sudden mass defection of pioneer group known as Ebeano led by former governor, Chimaroke Nnamani.
In the face of political uncertainty enveloping Enugu State, rumours of defections, broken alliance, new political unions formed, old allliances finding new platforms, one man remains bold and firmly entrenched in the soil of PDP in Enugu State….
When lodega.com sought interview with some PDP office holders within Enugu metropolis bordering on the spate of recent defections across the country, we observed with dismay that the Rochas syndrome has eaten deep within the fabric of PDP wthin Enugu. Our correspondents were told in clear terms that they will not be able to grant interviews on the recent defection that has marked Nigeria’s political landscape in recent times. When our correspondent agreed to go off record, some PDP memebers were bold enough to voice their concern about the uncertainty of PDP hierarchy within Enugu, given the recent statement credited to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who boasted that two South East Governors will soon join the All Progressives Congress, APC.
A PDP politican told lodega under anonymity that no one can predict the direction the wind of defection is going since Rochas Okorocha has said two governors from the South East will be dececting to the APC soon.
He also stated that, ” we can really speak on defection because we don’t know if our Governor will defect tomorrow”.
However, Professor Agu Gab Agu, professor of Law at Enugu State University Of Science And Technology who is gunning for Senate Enugu East Senatorial District was not reluctant to state his affiliation and beliefs about the People’s Democratic Party.
Speaking with Lodega, when asked why he chose to run for Senate under the platform of the PDP, the former Enugu Local Government boss praised PDP for its consistency over the years.
He stated, “PDP has been doing well…let me make myself very clear, since the advent of PDP, I have always identified with the party. I have never wavered. They have depth.
” Even with every attempt of revisionists, most of the things the former President did still stand the test of time.
“You can see the kind of people who worked for PDP, the Okonjis, Ezekwesili…and the other one at the world bank…
The administration of President Jonathan was strategic, it wasn’t tactical…it was meant for a long period and that’s what we are benefiting till today– name one project that’s going on today that you can’t trace to the Jonathan administration. Is it the Rails, the 2nd Niger Bridge, the single account unification…PDP has been good. The problem with Nigeria is that we have not beem able to come to terms with the ideological division in our political setup.
” So we look at individuals in a political party.