Rumours of Ikpeazu’s defecting to ApC heighten as PDP Cheiftains defect to APC in Abia
Some influential members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Abia State have on Thursday, dumped the party for the ruling APC with an assurance to help the party gain power in the 2023 governorship election.
Former PDP stalwarts are, Arc Anagha Mba, Dr. Blessing Nwagba, Chief Silvanus Nwaji, and Chibuike Nwokoukwu. Receiving them at the secretariat of the party in Umuahia, the state capital, Abia state chairman of APC, Honourable Donatus Nwankpa thanked them for seeing the future APC represents in the state.
He assured them that they will be treated equally with existing members of the party, urging faithful not to discriminate against the new decampees. The chairman while urging them to contribute meaningfully assured them that the party in the state is not factionalised.
He also charged members of the party to mobilize Abians to participate in the ongoing INEC continuous voters registration. In their speeches, Chief Chibuike Nwokoukwu, Dr. Blessing Nwagba, Chief Sylvanus Nwaji, Architect Anagha Mba appreciated APC for the opportunity given to them and the state exco for the privilege.
Hon Blessing Nwagba thanked APC for the opportunity and said her interest is to add to the development of Abians and the society, while women have good representation in government because they are qualified with respect to men. She added that Abia deserves better and her entrance in APC, will ensure Abia gets better and seek their support to draw dividends of democracy to Abia.
Chibuike Nwokoukwu, SAN, expressed optimism that APC will win the governorship election come 2023.He assured that he will help in mobilizing new members to the party.
Recall that this development is coming barely two weeks after reports emerged that state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu may be dumping the PDP for the APC.
The PDP has been engulfed in an internal crisis for months now as 3 governors namely, Ben Ayade of Cross River state, David Umahi of Ebonyi state and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state have all defected to the ruling party.