About 1000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ikwuano local government area of Abia state have decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Speaking at Nnono Oboro in Ikwuano local government area, venue of the declaration ceremony, on Wednesday, the leader of the defected PDP members, Hon. Chuks Ubani said they had been in the ruling party since its inception, pointing out that PDP has failed to provide good governance to the people.
He promised on behalf of the other defectors to deliver the entire Ikwuano local government area to APC in the forthcoming elections in the state.
Receiving the PDP decampees into the APC fold, the APC chairman in Ikwuano LGA, Mr. Tony Mpama assured the new APC members that they would be carried along in the affairs of the party, advising them to work assiduously for the victory of APC in the coming election.
He said, “On behalf of the APC family in Ikwuano LGA, we welcome our brothers and sisters that dumped PDP for APC. I’m happy to receive all of you, because the PDP umbrella in Ikwuano, has torn today.
“I urge you all to be free to relate with anybody. Because, you are not joining APC through the window, you are joining us through the right door.
“And because, you are coming through the door, everything that is your right, everything that you need to get, the APC leadership must make sure that you get it. No one will be sidelined in the party’s scheme of things.
“I want to urge you all to work hard for the victory of the party in the upcoming 2019 general elections, because come 2019, APC will sack the incompetent PDP government. PDP-led administration in Abia has failed to live up to the expectations of Abia people.”
Speaking at the declaration ceremony, the APC leader in Ikwuano local government area and the Director-General of Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah Governorship Campaign Organization, Hon. Kelvin Ugboajah explained that time has come for the people of state to rise up and end the 19 year-old PDP misrule in Abia.
He called on Abians to give their maximum support to the APC governorship candidate in the state Dr. Uche Ogah, who according to him, has the capacity and experience to transform all the facets of the state’s economy.
Ugboajah assured the people that APC would protect its votes in the 2019 election in Abia, stressing that the party was poised and undeterred to enthrone good governance in the state.
“We call on Abians to come out during the election day and vote for Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah and all APC candidates.
“Time has gone when few individuals will write results and announce. I’m assuring you all that APC has the capacity to defend their votes.
“We will not allow PDP to rig the election again in Abia. Because, we have the machinery to protect and defend our votes,” he said.