- Theodore Orji has criticised those dumping the opposition PDP for other parties
- The former Abia governor and PDP chieftain said defectors must be able to henceforth accept what happens to them in their new place
- Orji, currently a senator representing Abia Central at the Senate, made this remark in a reaction to Sam Onuigbo's defection to the APC
Theodore Orji, a senator representing Abia Central in the Senate, has condemned defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking on Monday, December 21, the former governor of Abia state dubbed those jumping fences from PDP to other parties including the All Progressives Congress (APC) as blacklegs, The Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Senator Orji, who spoke while inspecting some his constituency projects in some local government areas of Abia state, said defectors must be ready to face the consequences of their action.
Orji, however, said there is no "particular place" in politics, adding that those who left the PDP know the reason for doing so.
The former governor promised to "carry the people along and empower them, especially the youths.”
According to him, the person to take over from him must build projects that will benefit people.
“Blacklegs know why they have decamped. If you are decamping, you know why you are doing so.
“If you go there and it is better for you, that is okay. But if you go there and it is not good for you, it is okay. That is politics. You cannot hold any person to a particular place.”
Abia lawmaker Sam Onuigbo joins APC
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that another high-profile defection hit the PDP as Sam Onuigbo, a federal lawmaker in the lower chamber House of Representatives, dumped the party for the APC.
Onuigbo, who is representing Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency of Abia state, announced his defection on Thursday, December 17, during plenary.
He made his defection known in a letter directed to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila. Among reasons, Onuigbo cited the internal crisis in his local government's chapter of the PDP as the reason for dumping the opposition party for the ruling train.
Senator Abbo also leaves PDP for APC
Meanwhile, Adamawa senator, Elisha Ishaku Abbo, also announced his defection from the opposition side to the ruling APC.
Senator Abbo announced his defection in a letter addressed to the Senate on Wednesday, November 25.
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