Tinubu Suffers Setback as Prominent APC Chieftain Dumps Party Few Weeks to 2023 Presidential Election

Tinubu Suffers Setback as Prominent APC Chieftain Dumps Party Few Weeks to 2023 Presidential Election

  • The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost one of its prominent members in Ebonyi state, Dr Paul Okorie
  • Okorie, a former commissioner for works, transportation and housing, resigned his membership of the party a few weeks before the 2023 general election
  • The former APC chieftain who is from Mgbom Ward 3 (Okposi) in Ohaozara local government area revealed why he left the party

Ohaozara LGA, Ebonyi state - Dr Paul Okorie, a prominent chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dumped the ruling party ahead of the 2023 general election.

Okorie who is from Mgbom Ward 3 (Okposi) in Ohaozara local government area resigned his membership of the party via a letter dated Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Dr Paul Okorie/APC/ Ebonyi State
Dr Paul Okorie resigns from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi ahead of the 2023 general election. Photo credits: Nwele Ilodibe, Amb Martins Chinonso Nwede
Source: Facebook

The letter, according to Vanguard, was addressed to his ward chairman in the state.

Why Okorie left the APC

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Okorie, a one-time commissioner for works, transportation and housing, accused his former party, the APC, of not placing value and a high premium on dedication and hard work.

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He said the APC leadership at the national level allowed new members in Ebonyi to hijack the party while old members were left stranded.

“Despite our dedication and efforts, the National Executive of APC aided the new entrants into the party to hijack its body and soul in Ebonyi leaving the old members stranded and helpless.
“It is on the strength of the above that I wish to say goodbye to the All Progressives Congress and wish the party well," the letter read partly.

Massive defections hit APC in Bauchi state

In a related development, another wave of defection hit the APC on Saturday, January 14, when more than 20, 0000 of its members dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state.

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The development was announced on Saturday by one of Governor Bala Mohammed's media aides when the defectors were received into the fold of the PDP in the state.

It was gathered that the defectors were from the 20 local government areas of the state. According to one of them, Bala Zungur, the defection was influenced by Governor Mohammed's achievement, especially in the area of infrastructure development.

Source: Legit.ng

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