By Loveth Ojogun
A group known as Ijaw Equity Group has demanded for the immediate resignation or removal of the Delta State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Kingsley Esiso.
The group alleged that he has betrayed the parry’s trust over his recent comments on zoning of the governorship position in Delta State in 2023.
GbaramatuVoice gathered that Esiso stated that the governorship position in 2023 will go to Delta Central Senatorial District.
He also stated that his position being product of a zoning arrangement was “sacrosanct”.
However, the Ijaw Equity Group, in statement signed by Edonkumor Jones, Amalade Ebiowei and Felix Indi, Chairman, Secretary and Spokesman respectively, the group said “Esiso has by his statement derobed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of democratic ethos and presented the party in bad light.
“Esiso, the Chairman of the PDP has lost the gait of an umpire, clearly shown bias and thereby affirmed that he cannot midwife a free and credible election where losers could, with sportsmanship, accept they were given a fair play ground and nevertheless pull resources for the growth and success of the party.”
“The party Chairman’s callous statement showed, ab initio, that Esiso did not possess the requisite maturity to be Chairman of the PDP in a transitional tenure,” the statement added.
The statement further stated that, “Assuming without conceding that there was a binding agreement on zoning, previous Chairmen of the party, who would have been aware, were not callous and braggadocious about it, to cause division in the party as Esiso had done.”
The group maintained that “Esiso’s statement has polarized the party and requires one with maturity to achieve fence mending. We recommend a quick action towards relieving Esiso of his post so opposition parties in the state do not capitalize on the growing polarity occasioned by his statement and draw huge political capital from it”, the statement noted.