The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted an interim State Working Committee (SWC) for the party in Ebonyi state following the dissolution of the state working Committee led by Mr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi.
The NWC had on Tuesday dissolved both the leadership of the party in Ebonyi state and the Southeast zone following the defection of Governor David Umahi to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a press statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday morning by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, Mr. Fred Udeogu a former Commissioner and political ally of the former Governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi was announced as Nwebonyi’s replacement.
The statement read:
“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.
“Members of the Ebonyi state caretaker committee are; Hon. Fred Udeogu – Chairman, Barr. Luke Nkwegu – Secretary, Dr. Gideon Osi – Publicity Secretary, Hon. James Alaka – Organizing Secretary, Mrs. Amaka Igboke – Women Leader, Barr Mudi Irenede – Legal Adviser, [and]Barr. Ibeshi – 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.
The party, has not announced a new leadership for the party at the zonal level.