Mass defection hits Abia PDP As Prominent Politicians Dumps the Party
Mass defection hit the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Saturday as the Young Progressive Party, YPP, officially unveiled its candidates in the state for the 2023 elections which may have caused a significant setback in the party’s electoral prospects in Abia State.
Many PDP supporters, including the current Council Chairman, dozens of Councilors, the Special Advisers to the Governor, and a great number of others, defected to the YPP.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s home LGA’s chairman, Hon. Ibe Nwoke, was in charge of the group of defectors (Abidabi).
Nwoke, who was elected Council boss on the PDP platform, is the YPP’s candidate for the federal constituency of Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwunagbo.
He declared that the time had come to give young people a chance to reposition the state.
Emmanuel Enyinnaya, a former PDP legal adviser in Osisioma LGA, and Lady Sarah Ogwudire, a former special adviser to the governor on small and medium enterprises, were among the decampees. There were also many councillors in the LGAs of Osisioma, Aba North and South, and Ugwunagbo.
Among the defectors were former All Progressives Congress (APC) members.
Chief Chuku Wachuku, a former PDP leader and the first Director General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), was one of the individuals to receive the party’s flag for the Abia Central senatorial race.
Nwachukwu promised to assist in transferring power to the young people, saying it was time for the older generation to make way for them.
Many young people, according to him, are unemployed because those in positions of authority lack the motivation and ideas to create the opportunities needed to engage young people in productive activities.
Enyinnaya Nwafor, a candidate for the YPP in the governor’s race, promised to dry the tears of Abians if elected.
It took him seven years to prepare for the governorship, he said, promising not to let the people down.
Under his leadership, Abia would experience a revolution in infrastructure and significant growth, according to the son of the former deputy governor of the state.
In 2023, Abia will experience a change. We are travelling here to Abia in order to restore the humanity’s hope and dignity. Ndi Abia’s tears will be dried up by us.
“Go home and celebrate; Abia now has hope. Liberation has arrived, so return home and rejoice. I wasn’t anointed, and I don’t have any extra baggage. To work for Abia, we came.
It was time for the youth to take control of the state, said Chima Anyaso, his running mate and a former PDP candidate for governor.
Anyaso, who claimed the PDP betrayed them, claimed the YPP was sent to free the state.
In a statement, the YPP national chairman, comrade Bishop Amakiri, urged Abians to support the party’s candidates in the state, calling them the “winning team.”
Later, he gave the candidates the party’s flag.
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In a statement, the state chairman of the party, Hon. Chimex Uluocha, stated that Abians were sick of being held captive and promised that the YPP would bring about the desired change.
He lamented the state of the state’s infrastructure but promised that under the YPP, Abia would set the bar higher in 2023.
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