Ex-Senate President’s Loyalists, Others Defect To APC.

Ex-Senate President’s Loyalists, Others Defect To APC.

Supporters of former Senate President and secretary to the government of the federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, at the weekend, cross carpeted to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Anyim’s loyalists are former members of the opposition Peoples Democratic party, in lvo LGA of the state.

The defectors include a former two-term House of Representatives member, Hon. LivunusMakwe; a former two-term House of Assembly member, Hon. Oliver Osi; and Aja Nwabueze, deputy governorship candidate of Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 general elections in the state.

Others who defected to the ruling party include leaders and members of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, National Rescue Movement, NRM, and other opposition parties in the local government. The APC state chairman, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha and Ivo LGA chairman, Chief Emmanuel Ajah, received the defectors.

Makwe, who spoke on behalf of PDP defectors, said they were coming into the APC to strengthen and add value to the party. He explained that they dumped PDP because the party jettisoned zoning during the 2023 general election. He commended the local government chairman for restoring peace in Ivo LGA.

On their part, the deputy governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Ajah Nwabueze and the chairman of NRM in the local government, Orji Joseph, said they were attracted to APC because of Governor Nwifuru’s style of leadership, which they argued has united the state.

The state APC chairman, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, enjoined those who are already in the party not to see the defectors as those coming to displace them in the party.


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