Elections: Onu, Others Dump APC For PDP
Barely one week to the Presidential and National Assembly election across the federation, party members are still jumping ship.
The kinsmen of the Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu numbering over 2,000 on Sunday dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC to join the PDP in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state.
Prominent among the defectors are: Okorie Onu, the brother to the Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu who hails from the same Uburu community with the State Governor, David Umahi.
The event, which took place at the ultramodern Special Science School field Uburu, marked the end of campaign rallies of the Divine Mandate Campaign Organization of the PDP.
Onu, who led other defectors explained that they had to join Umahi, their immediate kinsman who is contesting for the governorship of the state to ensure that he continues the development of the state and Uburu.
Onu explained that Umahi cannot stay in office as governor for more than four years as against the APC governorship candidate, Senator Sonni Ogbuorji who could likely seek for another tenure (8 years), which could truncate the existing political arrangement of power rotation among the power blocs.
He noted that supporting the APC governorship candidate would mean slowing down the tremendous infrastructural development in Uburu being executed by the governor, adding that the community has never had it so good.
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