Key APC Members Decamp to Abia PDP


Over 1,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State

have pitched their tent with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

citing infighting, deceit and lies by their former party as reason for

their defection.
The decampees included major stakeholders of the party from the 17 Local

Government Areas of the state.
Presenting an address on the ocasion at the state PDP secretariat,

Umuahia, the leader of the group, Chief Egwuatu Egbulefu said their

sojourn with the APC was unfruitful, describing the APC as a bandwagon of

sad, selfish and aggrieved politicians looking for a platform to unbidden

their grief.
He said that they were happy to return to the PDP which he said harbourm

everyone and regretted that their leaving the PDP earlier was as a result

of anger.
Chief Egbulefu pledged their loyalty to the PDP and called on others still

wasting time in APC to return to the PDP and saluted the chairman of the

party, Senator Emma Nwaka for accepting them back to the fold.

In their speeches, other stakeholders of the party,including Chief Francis

Egu,Erin U Erode Jnr. Emerge Sunday Okoro, Mrs Chinese Onyeukwu, Chief

Uzoma Uwa, said their return was to add value to the PDP and thanked

Governor Theodore Orji for his efforts in building PDP as well as his

tremendous goodwill which he said made them to return.

Receiving the decampees, the state chairman of the PDP, Senator Emma Nwaka

said he was happy to welcome them into the party and promised to give all

members equal treatment as Governor Orji has changed the face of politics

in Abia.
According to him, Abia is wearing a new look under the PDP-led government

of Chief Orji, adding that APC is fully dead in Abia State. He assured

that PDP will give all contestants a level playing ground.

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