BREAKING: Jubilation as Ex Commissioners Leave PDP for APC, Rumours Link Ikpeazu to Ruling Party

BREAKING: Jubilation as Ex Commissioners Leave PDP for APC, Rumours Link Ikpeazu to Ruling Party

  • Barrister Anthony Agbazuere, an ally of former Abia governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has spearheaded a wave of political defections in the state
  • Agbazuere and others moved from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • reports that there are insinuations that the development may be part of the moves to have Ikpeazu join the APC journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria.

Umuahia, Abia state - Anthony Agbazuere, the chief of staff (CoS) to the immediate past governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has led other political appointees in the last administration to join the All Progressives Congress(APC).

As reported by The Nation on Tuesday, April 2, the defectors joined the party steering the affairs of Nigeria at the centre after leaving the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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PDP chieftains in Abia join APC
There are talks of one of the PDP rebel governors, Okezie Ikpeazu, teaming up with the APC. Photo credits: @IkpeazuOkezie, @OfficialAPCNg
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Others who defected include a former information and strategy commissioner, Barrister Eze Chikamnayo from Umunneochi and former NDDC commissioner, Chimezie Okoronkwo.

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Their development took place on Monday, April 1, during a stakeholders’ meeting of the party members in Umunneochi ahead of the zonal caucus meeting of the APC on Tuesday, April 2.

Ikpeazu may join APC

Although the camp of the immediate past governor has remained quiet over the mass defection of its members from the PDP, others have insinuated it may be part of the moves to have Ikpeazu join the APC.

The national welfare secretary of the APC, Donatus Nwankpa, said after Agbazuere and others joined his party:

“It is just political realignment and reintegration.

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“It is part of the political revolution. Their coming will further strengthen the party (APC).
“They assured that they are bringing value and followership.
“They said that they felt that they want to be part of the national grid. That they have a lot to offer and that they see APC as the party that has the solution to Abia problems.”

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Utazi, who represented Enugu North district in the ninth senate, was received into the APC on Saturday, March 30.

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Another top PDP chieftain who was received at the APC secretariat was a one-time Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Ambassador Fidelia Njeze,


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