I Don't Have Any Reason to Leave PDP, Says Governor Ikpeazu

I Don't Have Any Reason to Leave PDP, Says Governor Ikpeazu

- Governor Okezie Ikpeazu's name keeps coming up as one of the PDP governors likely to move to the ruling APC

- The Abia state governor has now put the matter to rest by insisting that he won't be joining the APC now or anytime soon

- The governor reiterated that he remains a loyal, formidable and consistent member of his party - the PDP

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has declared that he remains a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor was reacting to media speculations that he will soon dump the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Asked again if he would consider moving to the APC, the Abia state governor reiterated that he was a bonafide member of the PDP and he has no plans of leaving the party.

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The governor made the comment while responding to the anchor of a political programme on Channels Television monitored by Legit.ng on Sunday, April 11.

I don't have any reason to leave, says Governor Ikpeazu
Governor Ikpeazu says he has no reason to leave the PDP for the APC. Photo credit: @GovernorIkpeazu
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His words:

“I have said it time and time again: I am in PDP and I don't have any reason to leave.”

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Meanwhile, there are rumours that Governor Ikpeazu's colleague in Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, is set to dump the PDP for the APC.

A former governor of Zamfara state, Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima, had last year declared that plans are ongoing for Matawalle to join APC.

Recent media reports suggest all is now set for the governor to join the ruling party after chieftains of the APC visited him recently in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.

In a related development, there are reports that Matawalle's race to secure the governorship ticket of the APC is already causing ripples in the Zamfara state chapter of the party.

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The state executive of the APC insists that they are in the dark about the planned defection of Governor Matawalle from the PDP.

Political analysts say the stance of the party leadership of the state suggests many of the APC chieftains in Zamfara are opposed to the governor joining the party.

Source: Legit.ng

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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at jerrywright39@yahoo.com.

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