The Governor of Abia State, Theodore Orji, has at the Government House in Umuahia, inaugurated an 18-member committee to assess the performance of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last general elections.
The committee is headed by a former state chairman of the PDP in the state, Ndidi Okereke, and is charged with the responsibility of ascertaining the problems and constraints faced by the party during the elections.
Upon inaugurating the committee, Mr. Orji charged it to review and appraise the performance of the party in the last polls and ascertain the remote and perceived problems faced by the party in the election with a view to proffering solutions geared towards improved performance in future polls.
The governor said even though the PDP had won in many of the contested elections in the elections, the victories did not generate the usual euphoria that characterized the party’s triumph in previous elections. To that end, he urged the committee to chart a way forward for the party including requirements for reforming and rebuilding a stronger and more resilient PDP in the state.
The new panel has two weeks to complete its assignment. In his response on behalf of other members, the chairman of the committee, Mr. Okereke thanked the governor for the opportunity given to them to serve and promised to do the job thoroughly. Members of the committee include Mr. Okereke – Chairman; Charles Ogbonnaya; Iheanacho Achim; Sam Ahiwe; Chinagorom Nwankpa; Isaac Ogbonna; K.O. Mgbeahuru and Ngozi Ekeke.