The newly elected Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi State, Mr Okorafor Tochukwu Okorie, has extended his hand of fellowship to his fellow contestants in the just-concluded State Congress and called on them to sheath their swords in the greater interest of the party and for better Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement released in Abakaliki the State Capital by Dr David Ogbonnaya.
He thanked Mr Silas Onu, Mr Amos Ogbonnaya and Chief Irem Ibom for helping to ensure the integrity of the process while also praising them for their gallantry and strong contributions to the growth of the state chapter.
Okorie said as regards the congress, there is no victor and there is no vanquished.
He assured the contestants of a place in the new dispensation.
The Chairman also promised to work with all stakeholders to rebuild and re-energize the party in the state to recover the people’s mandate surreptitiously stolen by the APC come 2023.
He thanked the leaders and elders of the party in the state for conducting a peaceful congress against the expectations of mischief makers who had attempted to sow discord in the party prior to the congress.
“Let me congratulate all members of the newly elected Ward, Local Government and State Executive Committees of the Party and tasked them on the challenges ahead.
“We want to take the opportunity to reiterate that the party can no longer be bullied or intimidated as we are prepared to do everything within the confines of the law to protect the interest of our party.
“We are resolute in our determination to take back the state for the good people of Ebonyi come 2023,” Okorie said.
Okorie also said the party has a duty to return the state to the path of prosperity, peace, progress and to also stem the tide of hunger and blood-letting that has been on the rise in the State.