Defection Rocks PDP as Former Deputy Speaker, Others Resign

Defection Rocks PDP as Former Deputy Speaker, Others Resign

  • The PDP in Ebonyi State has faced another implosion as prominent members of the party announced the resignation of their membership
  • Odefa Obasi Odefa, the former speaker of the State House of Assembly, disclosed the development to newsmen in Abakaliki, the state capital on Wednesday
  • The former lawmaker in the state resigned along with six PDP ward chairmen, two prominent stakeholders and many others journalist Bada Yusuf is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over seven years of experience in journalism and writing.

Abakaliki, Ebonyi - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State has been hunted with another mass defection in Ebonyi State, the state of the minister of works, David Umahi.

This is as a former deputy speaker of the State House of Assembly, Odefa Obasi Odefa and other major stakeholders of the party resigned their membership, The Nation reported.

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Ebonyi PDP stakeholders dump party Photo Credit: Seyi Makinde
Source: Twitter

PDP leaders in Onicha East LGA of Ebonyi resigned

The former PDP chieftain, alongside stakeholders from the Onicha East constituency, dumped the PDP as they resigned their membership from the opposition party.

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Odefa presented his resignation letter to the PDP chairman in his Ogudu Okwor Ward in the Oshiri community of the local government.

The former lawmaker confirmed the development to journalists in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, on Wednesday, November 8.

Joining him are political bigwigs from the PDP and the Labour Party in the local government. They also announced their resignation from their political parties.

List of PDP ward chairman that resigned

Below is the list of PDP chieftains who resigned as well:

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  1. PDP Chairman of Ugwu Oshiri Ward
  2. PDP Chairman of Okpuzor/Ukawu Ward
  3. PDP Chairman Ebyia Oshiri Ward
  4. PDP Chairman Abaomege Ward
  5. PDP Chairman Ishinkwo/Ukawu Ward
  6. PDP Chairman Ogudu Okwor Ward Oshiri
  7. Odefa Ogbu Odefa Coordinator of Chukwuma Odii campaign organization in Onicha local government area, former Labour Party Chairman of Onicha local government, Hon. Chinedu Nwokposi.
  8. Dr. Pius Okoro a key stakeholder of PDP in Onicha local government and many others.

Senators, others who have left PDP after Atiku lost to Tinubu at Supreme Court earlier reported that the Supreme Court on Thursday, October 26, dismissed the appeal of the PDP and its flagbearer in the February 25 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, over lack of merit.

Atiku and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi, have appealed the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), which dismissed their petitions and upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 election.


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Bada Yusuf (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Yusuf Amoo Bada is an accomplished politics and current affairs editor, boasting over 7 years of experience in journalism and writing. He is a graduate of OAU, and holds Diploma in Mass Comm. and BA in Literature in English. He has obtained certificates in Leadership and received the "Certificate for Breakthrough of the Year 2022" in recognition of his great performance during his first year at Worked as Editor with OperaNews. Contact: or call 08161717844

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