A group, Imo PDP Surveillance (IPDPS) has requested the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Imo State, Chief Charles Ugwuh to resign from office.
The group said Ugwuh has displayed gross ineptitude, cluelessness and incapacitation to run the affairs of the party.
It vowed it would not allow Chief Ugwuh and former governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha destroy the PDP in the state.
Rising from an emergency stakeholders meeting held in Owerri on Tuesday, the group deplored the actions and inactions of Chief Ugwuh who it claimed was on the verge of destroying the party except halted.
The group, in a statement signed by its Convener, Obodo Chinedu regretted that Ugwuh has been adopting ‘divide and rule’ tactics since emerging as chairman to run the party.
According to him, Ugwuh’s one-sided and archaic leadership has dealt a heavy blow on the party thereby making the public to see the party as unserious and unorganized.
The group accused Chief Ugwuh of working in concert with the two-time governorship candidate of PDP in the state, Chief Emeka Ihedioha to destabilize the party.
It further accused Ugwuh of ineptitude and cluelessness in handling the affairs of the party, adding that the chairman’s health was another drawback to his performance.
According to Chinedu, the chairman is working seriously to foist a man who has been given the party’s governorship ticket for two consecutive times without any tangible results.
The group equally alleged that following Ugwuh’s incapacitation, the party has since been hijacked by other functionaries of the party namely deputy chairman, Martin Ejiogu, secretary, Ray Emeana and Organizing secretary, Law Biaduo.
Chinedu who described the trioka as known stooges of Chief Ihedioha said they have been running the party like a clandestine organization.
According to him, it is this state of affairs that accounted for the gale of defections that recently hit the party.
He cited the former chairman of the party, Barr Charles Ezekwem as one out of the many who dumped the party after being fed up by the mess which Ugwuh and cohorts had made of it.
The convener of IPDPS urged those he called genuine members of the party to rise to the challenge and ensure the PDP does not go down the drain in Imo State.
He regretted that three months after primary polls of the party, the Ugwuh-led State Working Committee (SWC) was yet to come up with any tangible programme of action for the forthcoming elections.
He described the PDP under Ugwuh as a jilted mistress left hopeless and without direction.