- A chieftain of the APC in Kogi state, Hon Isaac Onuh, has announced his defection to the PDP
- He described his defection as a homecoming and a “removal of the cobweb that has hitherto covered his eyes for so many years”
- Onuh said he had come back to the PDP to help put smiles on the faces of the people of the state
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state and former ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, Hon Isaac Onuh, has stated that the ruling party is insensitive to the plight of the people, and decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Onuh made his decision public while addressing a crowd of supporters at the PDP secretariat in Abejukolo, headquarters of Omala local government area of the state, on Wednesday, July 18, Tribune reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the former ambassador stated that if he remained with the APC, his political career could be jeopardized; hence, he had taken the decision to leave.
He described his defection as a homecoming and a “removal of the cobweb that has hitherto covered his eyes for so many years.” He also disclosed that the former governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, played a major role in his defection to the opposition party.
Onu said: “I left the PDP because of some misgivings; but I have realised that you cannot because of annoyance abandon your house. PDP is my baby, I was part of its formation and I supported its growth both in Kogi and Omala local government area.
“The veil that covered my eyes has finally been removed. I went to APC but I discovered that the party has no human face. There are hardships across the land; people are dying because of hunger. I have come back to help put smiles on our people.
“I must commend the effort of His Excellency Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, our royal father HRM Boniface Musa, and the lovers of Omala LGA who kept urging me to return to my home. Today marks a new beginning for PDP in Omala and Kogi state.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Alhaji El-Amin Ibrahim, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to Ibrahim, his decision to dump the APC for PDP was as a result of his commitment to serve the people and ensure that promises made to the electorate were fulfilled.
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