Regardless of the ongoing reconciliation process, the PDP chairman of the Abia State chapter of the PDP says some estranged members of the party in the state will not be readmitted.
Though the party chairman did not mention any name, his statements seemed directed at the problematic re-entry of the former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, to the PDP.
Reacting to the party’s town hall meeting in Enugu on Saturday, Mr. Nwaka said in Umuahia on Monday that the outcome of the rally had vindicated the party’s stance not to re-admit certain estranged members in Abia.
“We are not given any express instruction to re-admit anybody because we decide who should be part of us,” he said.
“Politics is about people who think alike and those you can work with. We do not want trouble makers in our fold.
“Registration of members depends on what the members of the ward say about one’s character because what we won’t do is to bring in a trouble maker,” he said.
Mr. Nwaka said the leadership of the party would not be in a haste to take decisions that would be detrimental to its advancement in Abia.
“The national chairman of our party has been consistent in emphasizing on reconciliation without imposition,” he said.
Mr. Nwaka said the party in Abia was not threatened by any form of merger that would arise from opposition parties “because the PDP is on ground in Abia,” he said.