- The PDP has lost another prominent member to the APC in the southeast
- Chief Kodilichukwu Okelekwe, a former governorship aspirant in Anambra dumped the PDP for the APC ahead of the state's governorship election in 2021
- The prominent southeast politician accused the PDP of doing nothing for Igbo despite their support
Chief Kodilichukwu Okelekwe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nation reports that Okelekwe who is a former governorship aspirant on the PDP platform said the speedy execution of the 2nd Niger Bridge project linking Delta and Anambra states was enough reason for Igbo to give the APC adequate support.
Legit.ng gathers that the former PDP chieftain said the interest of Igbo could be better served in the APC, adding that it was his reason for dumping PDP.
He said though the Ndigbo had not got it all in the present administration, the fact the APC government is executing the bridge project and others in the zone meant the party has the interest of the southeast people at heart.
The new APC member said the bridge would have a multiplier effect on the economy of the southeast and south-south.
He accused the PDP of not doing any meaning project in the southeast despite the 100% support the zone gave to the party.
Okelekwe said the people of Anambra should appreciate APC by voting for the party in the state's governorship election coming up in 2021.
Legit.ng notes that the reason cited by Okelekwe for his defection is similar to that of the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi.
Governor Umahi who dumped the PDP for the APC weeks ago said his action was as a result of the injustice the southeast has suffered in the hands of the opposition party.
The governor also disclosed further that he has no deal with the APC concerning zoning the party's presidential ticket to the southeast.
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