- A former commissioner for information and strategy in Abia Anthony Agbazuere has disclosed why he left duped PDP for the APC
- Agbazuere said he can't continue to remain in a party that does not respect the wish of the people
- He said there is impunity and imposition of candidates in the PDP and the only way to go is to join a progressive party
A former commissioner for information and strategy in Abia Anthony Agbazuere has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Agbazuere told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday, February 15, said that he left the PDP due to alleged impunity in the party.
NAN reports that Agbazuere who has held several positions since 2007 in the state, is also a onetime special adviser on public orientation to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, as well as a former chairman of Isiala Ngwa south local government area of the state.
He alleged that the state chapter of the PDP was filled with anti democratic forces which had made it impossible for good governance to thrive in the state.
Agbazuere said: ''As a democrat, I cannot continue to remain in a party that does not respect the wish of the people.
''There is impunity and imposition of candidates in the PDP and the only way to go is to join a progressive party.''
According to him, ne never received salary while serving as special adviser to the governor due to his desire to contribute to the development of the state.
He said: ''I will soon address a news conference on my defection to the APC, but the fact remains that I am no longer in the PDP.''
Reacting, the state APC Chairman, Donatus Nwankpa confirmed that the former commissioner had joined the party.
Nwankpa said: ''The process of joining a party is from the ward. I can confirm to you that Abgazuere has joined our party from the ward and I met him yesterday as a member of the APC.''
The number of high profile politicians defecting from the PDP to the APC in the state is increasing by the day.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the PDP suffered another major setback as one of its senators defecting to the ruling APC led away thousands of supporters in Kano.
Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed, representing Kano Central led his supporters from the opposition party on Saturday, January 27.
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