- The APC in Abia state has become stronger as it receives new defectors from the PDP
- Not less than 2,000 members in the Aba North local government area dumped the opposition for the ruling party
- The new members were received by the former governor, Orji Kalu on Thursday, January 7
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been hit with defection again as 2,000 members in Aba North local government of Abia state on Thursday, January 7, joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The new defectors, according to a report by The Punch, were received in Igbere by the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu on behalf of the State Chairman of the party, Chief Donatus Nwankpa and Chairman of Caretaker Committee of the APC, Governor Mai Buni.
Kalu, while welcoming the new party members urged the defectors to work for the ruling party’s victory in the 2023 general elections.
Chief Mascot Kalu, the 2019 APC House of Representatives candidate for Aba North and South hailed the defectors for their decision.
Meanwhile, Bunch Adiele and Eze Agege, on behalf of the defectors said:
“We are your sons and daughters residing and doing business in Aba North Local Government Area."
Legit.ng recalls that a report claiming that some governors from the southeast are planning to defect to the APC has been dismissed.
The PDP stated that no governor on its platform from the southeast is considering defecting to any other party.
The national vice-chairman of the party in the zone, Ali Odefa, made the disclosure during a stakeholders’ meeting of the party in Awka on Monday, January 4. He said there was no cause for concern over the strength of the party in the southeast.
In a related development, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has broken his silence amid a rumour that he is planning to dump his party for the APC.
The governor said he would not defect from the PDP to the APC. 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.
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