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
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
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
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
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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