Leaders of the Action Peoples Party (APP) in Ebonyi State have dumped the party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Bibian Anekwe News reports that this was made known on Tuesday by the Chairman, APP, Joshua Chinedum Elekwachi, in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Speaking to newsmen, Elekwachi said he and other members of the party were defecting to the PDP to retrieve the state from the hands of mercantilist politicians who have personalized governance and impoverished the masses.
While condemning the state of the nation under the All Progressives Congress (APC), he said PDP was the only party nationwide that truly understands the Nigeria people.
He said: “I am moving to the PDP together with all the members of the State Working Committee, SWC, of APP, all local government and Ward executives and over 20,000 registered members. Therefore, today, being Tuesday, 17 November 2020, the entire APP structure is hereby collapsed into the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.”
Recall that his defection to the PDP was coming at a time Governor David Umahi is also allegedly plotting to leave the party for the APC.
The governor is reported to have become uncomfortable with the refusal of the main opposition party to zone the 2023 presidency to the South-east.
Governor Umahi is set to formally join the APC on Thursday.