- A prominent PDP chieftain, Henry Njoku, has defected to the ruling APC in Imo state
- Njoku said Governor Uzodinma’s style of governance is one of the reasons that made him join the ruling party
- The former PDP chieftain joined the APC with his supporters from across the southeastern state
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost one of its prominent chieftains in Imo state, Henry Njoku, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nation reported that Njoku who is from Owerri zone defected to the APC with hundreds of his supporters, associates and friends from across the state.
Legit.ng gathers that Njoku said at the Government House, Owerri, that he decided to join the APC after due consultations with his family, friends and associates.
The former PDP chieftain added that he dumped the PDP after carefully studying Governor Hope Uzodinma’s style of governance.
Njoku also said he is joining the governor in APC to assist in contributing to his laudable goals and aspirations.
He gave assurance of his willingness to unite all party men, women and youths from Owerri North and beyond into a one and stronger forum to assist the governor to achieve his set goals.
The new APC member, however, noted that he did not have any grudges with his former party.
Similarly, the number of the APC lawmakers at the House of Representatives increased on Wednesday, October 7, as two members of the Peoples Democratic Party defected to the ruling party.
The speaker of the house, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary, read separate letters from Ephraim Nwuzi, who is representing Etche/Omuma federal constituency in Rivers state, and David Abel representing Gashaka/Kurmi/Sardauna federal constituency in Taraba state, announcing their defections.
Reacting to the lawmakers' defection, the deputy minority leader, Toby Okechukwu; the minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu; and leader of the PDP caucus, Kingsley Chinda, separately raised constitutional points of order.
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