Former acting governor of Delta State and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rt. Hon Pastor Prince Sam Obi has stressed the importance of payment of party dues by members of the party who are political appointees, warning that any political appointee who fails to pay his or her due will be sanctioned. Sam Obi who currently heads the PDP Reconciliation Committee in the state handed down the warning in Agbor on Wednesday, July 29 when he led members of his Committee to Ika South Local Government where they met with aggrieved members of the party at the party Secretariat in Agbor.
According to the former acting governor, “PDP is viable today because people pay the sacrifice. No party grows without funding. The executive governor of Delta State pays party due, I pay my own too, and so, I wondered why a political office holder will not pay due to the party that has elevated him or her. Party is supreme, it is the machinery through which you got to power, then why the delay or refusal to support the party financially. I am serious about this; any political appointee who is not paying party due will be thrown out for others to come in. What is bad is bad. If political appointees refused to pay dues how will the party grow?”
The former lawmaker who did not hide his feelings on the party dues issue, directed the PDP Chairman in Ika South Local Government, Mr. Jude Onya who was ably represented at the meeting by his deputy, Mrs. Romina Osayande to submit the list of appointees who have not defaulted in their payments as well as those who are not paying at all at his office in Asaba on Monday, August 3.