Ahead of 2023, Southeast Lawmaker Dumps APC, Joins Another Party

Ahead of 2023, Southeast Lawmaker Dumps APC, Joins Another Party

  • Ahead of the forthcoming election in 2023, there has been a continuous movement of party faithful due to their personal interest and ambition
  • In a recent development, a former deputy speaker of the Imo Assembly has decided to join the opposition PDP
  • Seeking a second term in office, Ugonna Ozurigbo, noted if reelected, his constituency would benefit largely

A former Deputy Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly and member representing Nkwerre/ Nwangele/Isu/Njaba Federal Constituency, Ugonna Ozurigbo, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Immediately he joined PDP, the federal lawmaker announced his intention to seek a second term in office.

He made the declaration on Saturday, April 24, at his Umuozu ward in the Nwangele LGA of the state, The Punch reports.

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After joining the PDP, Ozurigbo also announced his intention to seek a second term in office. Photo credit: Rt. Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo
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His reasons

Joined by his political associates and supporters, Ozurigno said his reelection would further position his constituency for more dividends.

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The lawmaker is a political protege of a former of the state and presidential hopeful, Rochas Okorocha

Ozurigbo’s media aide, Philip Dike, confirmed his principal’s defection in a statement on Sunday.

The statement read in part:

“The member representing Nkwerre/Isu/Nwangele/Njaba federal constituency Rt. Hon. Ozurigbo Ugonna, has finally declared his intention to run for a second term for the prime House of Representatives position with the Peoples Democratic Party.
“This comes months after it has been touted that he was considering taking the position after a collectively accepted wonderful performance in his yet to be concluded the first term.
“Speaking at his Umuozu Ward where the declaration took place, Hon. Ozurigbo made it known that his intention to run for a second term was on the basis of the huge development he has ushered into the federal constituency which he noted will even be surpassed in his second term.”

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2 lawmakers dump APC for PDP in southeast ahead of 2023

Two serving lawmakers of the Anambra State House of Assembly on Tuesday, April 12, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Punch reports that lawmakers, Douglas Egbuna, and John Nwokoye representing Awka North Constituency, announced their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the plenary in Awka.

Egbuna, representing Onitsha North I Constituency, used to be a member of the PDP before his defection to the APC and back to the PDP.

2023: List of prominent APC politicians who recently defected to PDP

Ahead of the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, major politicians in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun to switch parties in a bid to protect their political interests.

In the past few days, the ruling APC has lost some of its key members to the PDP. These are some APC chieftains who have dumped the party for the PDP ahead of the next polls.

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