Umahi’s defection: PDP dissolves Ebonyi Exco, constitutes caretaker committee

Uba Group

AGNES NWORIE, ABAKALIKI

FOLLOWING the dissolution of the Ebonyi State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party by the National Working Committee of the party, a caretaker committee has been constituted.

The caretaker committee, to be chaired by Fred Udeogu, is expected to pilot the affairs of the party in the state after the defection of Governor David Umahi to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the decision taken was pursuant to the powers conferred on the NWC by the PDP Constitution.

“Following the dissolution of the Ebonyi State Exco of our great party, the National Working Committee (NWC) has constituted a state caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Ebonyi state in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP,” he said.

He added, “Members of the Ebonyi State caretaker committee are: Hon. Fred Udeogu – Chairman; Barr. Luke Nkwegu – Secretary; Dr. Gideon Osi – Publicity Secretary; Hon. James Alaka – Organising Secretary; Mrs. Amaka Igboke – Women Leader; Barr Mudi Irenede – Legal Adviser; and Barr. Iteshi, Youth Leader.

“The decision of the NWC in this regard is pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended). All our leaders, members and teeming supporters in Ebonyi State and the Southeast are by this guided accordingly.”