Many stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, in Imo State are expressing worry over the recent non commitment by some leaders of the party in the State.
There has been widespread suspicion by some party members on some of their party leaders who fear that they may jump ship depending on the Supreme Court judgement on the leadership tussle rocking the PDP between the Ahmed Makarfi faction and the Ali Modu Sherrif group.
One of the prominent leaders if the party in the State had been accused of hobnobbing with some leaders of the governing All Progressive Congress, APC in the South East though he has not been sighted in APC organized functions.
The wife of the politician was sometime sighted in some functions organized by the wife of the Imo State Governor in recent times.
Mr. Gibson Onukwugha, a PDP member in Owerri zone loyal to the pro Makarfi group, said he is deeply worried over the absence of some of their party leaders in some of the party key and strategic meetings in the state.
He said “Most of them have been with us during this turbulent period in the party but somehow they have back tracked and are seldom seen in key meetings”
“Most times, no tangible reason is given for such absence much as we understand that it is not in all meetings we expect them to be in attendance” he said.
This newspaper had observed that most party leaders in Imo PDP had gone underground since the leadership tussle got to the Supreme Court.
A founding member of the party, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, had last week, denied reports that he has left the PDP for the newly formed Action Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA. He said he remains a devoted and commiteed member of the PDP.
Another leader of the party in the State and former National Woman Leader of the PDP, Dr.(Mrs) Kema Chikwe has been unavoidably absent in the party meetings.
However, a close source said she is on holiday abroad.
The source said “Madam is abroad and it does not suggest she has dumped the party.
“She is a leader and is in tune with what is going on in the party ” he said.