There is no love lost among the members of the ruling party; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State as the party have started seeking alternative party to power ahead of 2023 general elections.
Despite bragging that it will remain in Power beyond 2023, the recent development in the party, according to political analyst is not a good sign that PDP will be in power in Abia State beyond 2023.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) which was the rejected stone is gradually becoming the Chief Corner Stones for members of various political parties in the state.
This has accounted to the continued increase in the membership of the party which has continued to swell up in recent days, sending a strong signal to the PDP that it may have to struggle very hard to retain power in the state beyond 2023.
Infonet9ja.com gathered that some very prominent of the PDP in Abia state on Thursday in Umuahia, the state capital at the APC Party Secretariat dumped their former party to declare loyalty for the APC.
Prominent among the decampees were Arc Anagha Mba, Dr. Blessing Nwagba (The 2019 Social Democratic Party Gubernatorial candidate, Chief Silvanus Nwaji (an Ukwa West PDP chieftain), and Chibuike Nwokoukwu (A lawyer of repute and Senior Advocate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, SAN).
Welcoming the decampee APC State Chairman, Honourable Donatus Nwankpa thanked them for seeing the future APC represents in the state.
Nwankpa assured them that they will be treated equally with existing members of the party, urging faithful not to discriminate against the new decampees and urged them to contribute meaningfully assured them that the party in the state is not factionalised.
The APC chairman also charged members of the party to mobilize Abians to participate in the ongoing INEC continuous voters registration.
In their responses, Chief Chibuike Nwokoukwu, Dr. Blessing Nwagba, Chief Sylvanus Nwaji, Architect Anagha Mba respectively appreciated APC for the opportunity given to them and the state exco for the privilege.
Hon Blessing Nwagba thanked APC for the opportunity and said her interest is to add to the development of Abians and the society, while women have good representation in government because they are qualified with respect to men.
She added that Abia deserves better and her entrance in APC, will ensure Abia gets better and seek their support to draw dividends of democracy to Abia.
Chibuike Nwokoukwu, SAN, expressed optimism that APC will win the governorship election come 2023.
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He assured that he will help in mobilizing new members to the party.