Anambra Election: Former APGA Lawmaker Opens Up On Joining PDP

Anambra Election: Former APGA Lawmaker Opens Up On Joining PDP

  • The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) party is currently being run like a cult, a former member of the party has alleged
  • Chuka Ezenwune has said that the party has failed to grow since 2012 when he first joined APGA in Anambra
  • According to Ezenwune, APGA is currently riddled with all forms of marginalisation against its members

A former member of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chuka Ezenwune, has opened up on his recent decision to leave the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nation reports that Ezenwune who represents the Idemili south constituency at the Anambra State House of Assembly said he left APGA for PDP because of marginalisation which has riddled the party.

APGA members
The lawmaker said APGA is now being run like a cult. Photo: Soludo TV
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Party now run like a cult and is riddled with the marginalisation of members

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Ezenwune said his decision to leave APGA followed various consultations among key members of his constituency.

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According to him, these key constituents urged him to align with the PDP to prevent being marginalised by the leadership and strong members of APGA.

Ezenwune said:

“They advised me in the face of the reality and marginalisation of my constituency that I should pitch my tent with the PDP."

The lawmaker while making a case for himself said that APGA is no longer a party to be reckoned with. He said the party is currently being run by cult leaders and that whoever believes and loves democracy should not be found in APGA.

Ezenwune said:

“As a person that loves democracy, I don’t believe in such things. I believe that in a party, you have a contribution to make. But I must tell you, APGA is being run by four or five persons who take decisions for all."

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Lack of development and personal growth among party members

The lawmaker said he joined the party in 2012 alongside other members to grow beyond the borders of Anambra but since then APGA has taken one step forward and 10 steps backwards.

Meanwhile, previously reported that another member of APGA had dumped the party to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Sunday Umeoduagu was received by the governorship candidate for the APC, Andy Uba, in the former's residence after his defection.

Also, prior to leaving the party, Umeoduagu was a member of the APGA's board of trustees in the state.

In other news, a former minister for aviation and the senator representing Anambra north senatorial district has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has done well for the people of the southeast.

Senator Stella Oduah noted that she also defected from the PDP to the ruling APC party to be able to do more for her constituency.


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