Charles Ezekwem has said that he resigned as the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State because of a conspiracy to disgrace him out of office after the Supreme Court judgment that sacked Emeka Ihedioha and announced Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state .
Ezekwem, who spoke to journalists in Owerri on Tuesday said that he resigned in order to protect his political career .
He said that he didn ‘ t resign because of issues relating to his welfare as the party ‘ s helmsman but to save his political career .
He said, ” There was a conspiracy to disgrace me out of office two days to the Supreme Court judgment . They contacted somebody who will replace me but the plot licked.
” I was treated like a stranger in a house I was supposed to be the head . The state secretary will fix a meeting in government and just send a text when I was supposed to be the one who should instruct him to fix a meeting .
” I didn ‘ t resign because of my welfare as the party chairman . I resigned to save my political career . They wanted to remove me before my tenure expires in August . They wanted another person to be in charge of LGA congress in April . As a member of the NEC , I addressed my resignation letter to the national chairman of the PDP .
” Gerald Irona , who was the deputy governor to Emeka Ihedioha, told my people that as long as they are following me , they will never get any appointment in government. After I worked very hard to install a governor in Imo State after many years of opposition I was treated like a stranger . There was nothing they were doing in the government I knew.
” I revived the party in Imo State and preached the message of free – and – fair primary . Imo people know and saw what I did but I was left out of everything they were doing in government.”