The Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Congress has lost over 1,000 officials and members to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Some of the defectors were actually returnees to the PDP.
A former Administrative Secretary of APC in the state, Chief Erondu Erondu, former Youth Leader, Vin Ume, former council chairman, women leaders among other chieftains joined the party.
Speaking on behalf on the defectors, a former APC leader Egwuatu Egbulefu, said that “the in-fighting, deceit, and undemocratic manner in which APC is run leaves much to be desired”, hence their decision to return to PDP.
“We unfortunately allowed ourselves to believe that we were working with progressives who had good plans and provisions for the people, but little did we know that we had joined a bandwagon of aggrieved politicians looking for a common platform to unburden their grief and self over-estimation.”
He also said that the APC is “a party of sad, aggrieved and selfish persons who competed to outdo and undo each other”, adding that “going by the level of mischief appropriated by the leadership of APC it will be sinful for progressives to stay back with them in order to always lie against government to gain self recognition and pride”.