Ahead of the 2023 Governorship election in Abia State, political stalwarts from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as the Social Democratic Party (SDP) have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to help the party gain power in the 2023 gubernatorial election.
Receiving the decampees at the party state Secretariat in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, the chairman of APC, Hon Donatus Nwankpa, thanked the decampees for seeing the future that APC represents in the state.
Nwankpa assured them that they will be treated equally with existing members of the party, urging the party faithful not to discriminate against the new members.
The chairman while urging them to contribute meaningfully, disclosed that the party in the state is not factionalised.
He further enjoined the members of the party to mobilize Abians to participate in the ongoing INEC continuous voters registration.
In their speeches, Chief Chibuike Onyeukwu, Dr. Blessing Nwagba, Chief Sylvanus Nwaji, Architect Anagha Mba, appreciated the APC and the State Exco for the opportunity and privilege given them to be members of the arty, promising to give their best, so that the party can take over power come 2023.
In her speech, Hon Blessing Nwagba thanked APC for the opportunity and said her interest is to add to the development of Abians and the society. According to her, why women seek good representation in government is because they are qualified with respect to men.
She added that Abia deserves the best and her entrance into the APC will ensure Abia gets better while seeking their support to draw dividends of democracy to Abia.
Also, Chibuike Nwokoukwu, SAN, expressed optimism that APC would win the governorship election come 2023, assuring that he would help in mobilizing new members to the party.
Arc Anagha Mba, Dr. Blessing Nwagba, Chief Silvanus Nwaji and Chibuike Nwokoukwu, were officially welcome into the party.