With all issues surrounding the 2023 general election over, the leadership and members of PDP ward 5, in Oshimili South local government area, have been urged to work together for the greater good of the party in the subsequent elections.
The Chairman, Oshimili South LGA chapter of the party, Ogbueshi Dada Okonji, made the call on Sunday while addressing a meeting of the ward at Umuaji village, Asaba.
Ogbueshi Okonji said the call was necessary because the ward could not afford to have a divided house ahead of the 2027 election, noting that the leadership of the ward had done well to bring aggrieved members back to its fold to discuss the way forward.
He commended the ward for remaining consistent with monthly meetings, in contrast to other wards in the LGA, stressing that that was the way to go to be able to heal the wounds and mend fences after every general election.
In his remarks, the leader of the ward and Executive Assistant to the Governor on Community Development, Hon Taju Isichei, popularly called IKUKU, thanked the ward executive for their interest in reuniting with the members, especially the aggrieved ones, after the quarrels associated with the last general election.
Hon Isichei assured members that the ward would be more focused and transparent in the handling of party affairs in order to boost confidence in the leadership and win more members to the ward for greater electoral fortunes.
Others who spoke, including the two Councillors in the ward, Hon Anthony Chukwunwike Tolefe and Hon Adim John Onochie, the woman leader, Enyi (Mrs) Mkpaya; Ogbueshi Eloka Nwanze, and Mrs Odiwe Bridget, sued for unity in the ward, and urged the ward executive to continue to be open and transparent to give every member equal stake in the affairs of the party.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the Ward Chairman, Ogbueshi Chinedu Nwokolo, said it had been resolved that meetings would be held monthly at the ward level to discuss exigences, challenges and the way forward.
Ogbueshi Nwokolo, who said the end of one election marked the beginning of another, urged all members of the ward to sink their differences, put the events of the past behind them and work together to strengthen and grow the ward.
The highlight of the meeting was the issuance of a PDP membership card to a diasporan, Ogbueshi Chukwuka Njokanma, who joined the party.