- The carpet-crossing of Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi from PDP to APC has inspired more defections
- Just recently a former commissioner for works in Abia, George Nnanna Kalu, joined the camp of the opposition party
- Kalu explained on Wednesday, December 2, that he left the PDP because the state government has lost direction
The former commissioner for works in Abia, Chief George Nnanna Kalu, has opened up on why he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In an interview with The Sun, Kalu alleged that the state under Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has drifted from the dreams of the founding fathers of Abia.
The former commissioner claimed that the governor accumulated a lot of debts by owing workers salaries and awarding massives contracts which are mostly uncompleted, adding that the government has lost direction.
He accused the governor of operating under much falsehood and lies, making it difficult for many of his allies to trust his leadership.
Kalu opined that the government extorted many aspirants during the run-up to the PDP primaries in the state by fixing the cost of the declaration of interest forms at N1.5 million, a sum which, according to him, many persons had to borrow to pay.
The former commissioner said that it is now time for the APC in Abia to take power from the hands of those who do not mean well for the people of the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi had revealed that his defection to the ruling party, APC, was planned along with some members of the National Assembly in the state.
The governor made this known on Sunday, November 29, adding that he planned to leave the PDP with former Senate president Pius Anyim.
Although his defection had been widely attributed to the 2023 presidency, Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara, and other members of the PDP said Umahi should be commended for taking a bold decision amid "bad blood" in the opposition party.
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