Opoke Dumps PDP For YPP In Ebonyi
By Beverly Egwu,
A governorship aspirant Dr. Sunday Opoke with the Ebonyi State
People’s Democratic Party (PDP), during the 28th and 29th May 2022, primaries election, Tuesday formally defected to the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in Abakaliki.
Spoke who contested in the May 28 and 29th primaries of the PDP said he was defecting to the YPP with over 2,000 supporters.
He disclosed this while in while briefing his supporters and said he has 7-agenda for the state if he wins the 2023 governorship election.
Mr. Opoke further said that the state civil service has collapsed in employment and engagement of service.
And therefore, promised to reform the civil service and observe the principle of engagement.
He said, “There is something very ugly in this state that from 1996 till date, there has not been genuine employment for the youths.
“When Sam Egwu was there as a governor, he only employed a few people very close to him and put them in few places. When he was going out, he now did massive employment. Elechi came and removed them.
“When Elechi was going out, he did massive employment and left.
“This one now, Umahi, when he will be leaving office, he will also do massive employment. It means, they have no plans for the youths. That employment is wicked because it won’t be up to two years and the next governor will come and remove it.
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“So, from the day the state was created, there are no plans for the youths, there are no plans for the young people, there are no plans for graduates, there are no plans for anybody. All they do is employ their family members to occupy leadership positions. The narrative must change.
“As we are engaging you, we are providing you the enabling environment for productive
“In Ebonyi State, the greatest assets are the civil servants because every civil servant has at least a minimum of 10 dependent relatives”, he said