8th November, 2010
The National Chairman of Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Ekwesileze Nwodo, thisÂ morning told newsmen that security had been beefed up around him because of threatsÂ to his life over the dissolution of the partyâ€™s Executive Council in Enugu State.
According to Nwodo, some persons carried his mock coffin around with inscriptionsÂ â€œNwodo must resignâ€ and â€œNwodo is killing PDPâ€.
He further stated that Sullivan Chime, the Enugu State governor had influencedÂ lawmakers to move for his suspension from the PDP.
He also accused the traditional rulers from Ukehe in IgboÂ Etiti Local GovernmentÂ andÂ some politicians that they conspired against him for personal reason.
According to him, the moves by the South-East governors to reconcile him and Gov.Â Chime failed because the governor did notÂ withdraw the suit to pave way forÂ out-of-court settlement.
Nwodo said that even the Catholic Church and well-meaning stakeholders interventonÂ could resolve the crisis as the governor refused to allow peaceful resolution.
He affirmed that the PDP state executive council remain dissolved. Therefore, theÂ zonal office will take over the running of the party pending its settlement,Â according to PDP constitution.