- Governor Ikpeazu has cleared the air on his alleged defection to the All Progressives Congresses (APC)
- Ikpeazu described the allegation as a mere rumour and uncalled for
- The governor emphasised that he would continue to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Amid rumour that he is planning to dump his party for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has finally broken the silence.
The Nation reports that the governor said he would not defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.
Legit.ng gathered that while debunking rumours about defection, Ikpeazu said they were unfounded because PDP is the dominant party in the state.
Ikpeazu, while speaking in Umuahia, the state capital, said he has not seen any reason he should leave the PDP for any other party.
“Here in Abia, the people are comfortable with the PDP and I think the aspirations of Ndi Abia will be met and achieved under the platform of the PDP.”
Ikpeazu further stated:
“Nobody has been able to convince me that there is a better party for us here in Abia than the PDP. I am a strong member of the PDP and a leader in the party.
“In fact, I am the deputy chairman of the PDP governor’s forum. I will rather be a conductor in a moving vehicle than be the driver of a stationary vehicle.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) broke silence on the alleged attempts to lure Governor Ikpeazu of Abia state to join the party.
It was reported that the ruling party described the speculations as mere "rumours."
The Abia state chairman of the party, Donatus Nwankpa, who said the issue of the governor defecting or not joining APC is immaterial to it.
In another report, the camp of the PDP continued to decrease as some chieftains of the party have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state.
The defectors included the former members representing Toto/Gadabuke at the state Assembly, Madaki Ada-Goje and former administrator of Gadabuke development area, Benjamin Musa Belodu and their supporters.
The speaker of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, received the defectors during the end-of-year APC stakeholders meeting held in Toto local government area.
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