I have always been defined by my instinctive integrity, my methodical altruism, my consistent loyalty and my steadfastness in protecting and defending the PDP and the truth.

It is in all these characterizations that I have personally lived my life. It is in all these summative portraits that I have pursued my personal and political engagements, strengthened in the resolve that truth, sincerity of purpose, fearlessness, equity, ethical balance are the basic ingredients of purposeful service.

I have gone through many travails in my life. I have climbed the highest hills. and I have been through the lowest valleys. But in all, I have been guided by the holiest of heart’s affection, the genuine and the utmost surrender to the will of the Lord.

But I have never been afraid of a good fight. I have never disengaged from a meaningful challenge. I have always committed myself to any struggle with absolute dedication and unflinching, resolute vision.

It is in this spirit and clarity of selfless engagement that i earlier decided to run for the member Federal House of Representatives, Owerri federal constituency position.

I did not enter the contest for any personal benefits, nor did i throw myself into the fray because of any pecuniary mercantilist gains. I had come solely to serve. I had come to offer myself because I believe in the greater glory of nde Owerri and in the growth and development of our constituency. I have fought continuously for the PDP as a party for 11 years and have been a member of the party since 1999.

With all sense of humility, i can say that i have in-depth knowledge and know how of the inner workings and all the administrative processes and the tools to make our constituency work.

This month, few months before the next general election, we must now elect at the party primaries, a new fresh digital candidate to fly our party flag and lead us to success at the February polls.

In this very highly financially challenging scenario, the constituency naturally needs an exposed, trusted, proven, reliable and astute representative who can guide the constituency to the land of redemption and the land of triumphant rebound.

It is in this vein that i offered my humble service to lead our constituency.

But more importantly, I entered the contest on the fundamental predication of the micro-zoning principle as laid down by the stakeholders of nde owerri federal constituency.

This unwritten zoning principle, which had been generally accepted in PDP circles, had specifically and rightly affirmed the Owerri West LGA as the LGA to produce the next Federal house member for the constituency.

This binding unwritten agreement was based on equity, fairness and the natural balance that has held the constituency together all this while.

But this equitable, fair, just and morally sound micro-zoning principle had earlier been altered by greedy ambitious elements who had compromised the pivotal moral anchor of civilised engagement for temporary selfish and self serving desperate ambitions.

Furthermore, in the present scheme of things, and with respect to the federal house of reps seat, it appears the constituency may have no choice but to sit back and allow mercantilist statutory delegates to decide its future. The delegates of Owerri federal constituency have lost their principles, morality and the predications of righteousness. They have traded the finer principles of democratic guidance and equity for the squalid, dirty and shameful resort to mercenary agenda and mercantilist interest where nothing matters save the putrid, oafish gains of the moment. There is no morality anymore. There is no sanity or any sense of enlightened civility.

As a result of these observed aberrations wherein the position of the Federal house member will apparently be sold and auctioned to the highest bidder, despite the chastisement, warnings and admonitions of our reformist state party chairman and his exco, and coupled with the fact that i realised of late that I don’t have the necessary support and backing from friends and associates that i earlier envisaged, I, Chimazuru “Oblong” Nnadi Oforgu will not partake in this charade.

I and my organisation hereby, withdraw from this brazen fraud and absolutely preconceived, monetized, mercantilist contest.

I will stand by my people, I will stay with them through thick or thin, I will fight to ensure that they get the best representation notwithstanding partisan considerations

I thank you all for your support and encouragement so far.

Long live nde Owerri federal constituency.

Long live the People’s Democratic Party of Nigeria.

Duruebube Chimazuru “Oblong” Nnadi – Oforgu.



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