The Deputy President of the Senate, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has said Enugu State will remain a stronghold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) despite the challenges faced by the party.
Ekweremadu made the declaration in Enugu on Saturday during a stakeholders’ meeting of the party in preparation for the PDP congresses in the state.
He said the party has passed through several challenges for some time but will overcome them.
“Enugu has always been a PDP state and will remain a PDP stronghold in the country,’’ the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the Deputy Senate president as saying at the meeting.
He, however, urged members of the party to comport themselves during the congresses beginning at the ward level, adding that everybody would be carried along.
In his remarks, the former National Chairman of the party, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, commended the state government for sustaining the party in the face of trials.
Nwodo also commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the action taken to address the April 25 invasion of Uzo-Uwani by herdsmen.
He called for support and cooperation of all and sundry in taking the state to greater height.