PDP South East leaders reject allocation of 8000 Polling boots to South East
The South East leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has risen from a crucial meeting in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital, rejecting entirely the alleged allocation of 8000 polling boots to the South East as against the 21,000 polling boots allocated to the North by the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC.)
Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting at Government house, Umuahia, the Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh said the zone demands that the exercise be suspended forthwith as it is against the spirit of unity and one Nigeria and a diservice to the zone.
He said the party leadership is worried about the recent announcement of postings and promotions of officers in the police and requested the Inspector General of Police, as well as the Police Service Commission to revisit the exercise with a view to balancing it in favour of the South-East.
The PDP leadership also requested that the registration of voters exercise be extended in areas having problems, noting that officers and materials for the exercise were inadequate.
The meeting commended President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu for the efforts and measures the Federal Government has taken in containing the Ebola scourge.
The leadership of the party resolved to support President Jonathan who is the leader of the PDP and joined millions of other Nigerians to call on him to contest the 2015 election, pointing out that the country has witnessed great transformation in the last 3 years.
The meeting was attended by the Governors of Ebonyi and Abia State, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Minister for Health, Minister for Aviation, All South East States PDP Chairmen, among other major PDP stakeholders.
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