State, local government and representatives of the People’s Action Party (APP) in Ebonyi State joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Chairman, Joshua Chinedum Elekwachi, made the announcement in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Tuesday.
He told reporters that the PDP is the only political party that actually resonates with the people, not only in Ebony, but nationwide.
Elekwachi said that he is joining the PDP to team up to get the state out of the hands of mercantile politicians who have personalized governance and oppressed the masses.
The politician condemned the condition of the nation under the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the centre.
“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.”
He noted that in the last five years, a lot has happened in Ebonyi, making the people disenchanted, neglected and sidelined.
The defection comes amid reported moves by Governor Dave Umahi to join the APC.