- It appears the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has become the party of the people in Ebonyi state
- All members of the defunct Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) have now decamped to the opposition party
- Members of the ANN on Wednesday, December 29, joined forces with the PDP following what it termed as bad governance
Dr. Laz Udeze, the national vice chairman of ANN in the southeast, announced the formal collapse of the political party at Ugwulangwu in Ohaozara local government area of the state.
Udeze led the state executive committee members headed by Dr. Hilary Nwele to defect to PDP.
Why ANN joined forces with PDP
It was gathered that the party joined forces with the PDP to rescue Ebonyi from what it termed bad governance and mass poverty.
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Vanguard also confirming the report revealed that the PDP has become the party of the people. According to Udeze, those who made it unattractive in the past have left.
Decampees include Martha Ebere Nwankwo, former coordinator, Ohaozara East Development Centre and the national chairman, Governor Umahi Empowerment Beneficiaries Association (GUMEBA).
They were received at a reception organized by PDP in honour of Chief Tochukwu Okorafor Okorie, the newly elected chairman of the party.
Buhari's top minister planning to return to PDP?
Earlier Legit.ng reported that the newly inaugurated national chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, said Senator George Akume is on his way back to the opposition.
Akume, a two-time governor of Benue under the PDP between 1999 and 2007, is the current minister of special duties and intergovernmental affairs.
Ayu made the statement at the defection ceremony of John Dyegh, the House of Representatives member for Gboko/Tarka constituency.
Ondo south PDP leaders welcome new members from APC, ZLP
According to leaders of the party, the PDP in the south will not discriminate against new members from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP).
Fadope, in a statement made available to Legit.ng, called for the oneness of members and the need to eschew anything that can bring division in the party.