The All Progressive Congress party (APC) has lost it all in Ebonyi state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as it’s party vice chairman Samuel Ode-Oru with over six thousand members defected to the PDP few days for President Muhammadu Buhari to flag off his campaign in Ebonyi State for his re-election.
Also, the African Democratic Congress (ADC) also suffered another major blow as its House of representatives candidate for Ezza North/Ishielu federal constituency, Paul Igwe also defected to the PDP.
Ode-Oru and Igwe and hundreds of their supporters announced their defection at the PDP campaign rallies in Ebiaji, Ezza North local government and Ezzamgbo, Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi State.
Ode-Oru while announcing his decision to join the PDP said Governor Umahi’s achievements in less than four years in office has tremendously transformed the state which is boldly clear to all that PDP keeps to their promises and at such, made him declare for the party.
“We will never campaign against Engr. David Umahi. He has an identity, he has performed creditably. I am decamping to PDP with all my supporters to support what he is doing in the state; he has transformed the state”, he said.
He also tore his APC membership card in the presence of all present and was immediately handed an Umbrella to signify his acceptance by the PDP.
Governor David Umahi who was at the rallies to canvass for votes commended the decampees for joining the party.
He assured that he will continue to carry out projects that will touch the lives of the people.
Umahi said PDP was poised to win the forthcoming general elections and that nobody will rig the election or write the results.
“Nobody is writing results anywhere. It is the antics of a man that never started, anybody that has not started. Will he fail? So, they have not started to talk about failing. Failing is like giving them zero but not starting is minus hundred and they will not start.
“When Ogbuoji betrayed us, I knelt down and raised my two hands up and said father in the name of Jesus, betrayal will follow this man and that is what is happening. Everywhere he goes, you see betrayal, I command over 60 of his followers working for him and that is the product of betrayal.
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“So, there will be no betrayal in our voting. Let’s work together, let’s have confidence in ourselves. You have to go for campaign; door-to-door. We are not looking to win, we are looking for 99.9%.”
The APC have continued to lose more members to the PDP in the state since it’s acrimonious primaries last year.
Some major persons who defected to the PDP from the APC include, Senator Azu Agboti, a former Minister of Power and Steel, Goddy Ogbaga and a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Onwe S. Onwe. Via Oriental Times