- A former lawmaker, Senator Ayogu Eze, had defected from the PDP to the APC in Enugu state
- APC members view Eze as a strong force who will help them dislodge the PDP from power in the state, come 2019
- The former senator has confirmed joining the APC
Senator Ayogu Eze, a former lawmaker and 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Enugu state has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Before moving to the APC, Eze had engaged in intensive consultations with political associates and stakeholders in Enugu and the ruling party, Daily Sun reports.
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NAIJ.com gathers that a grand reception is being planned to officially receive the two-time senator, who has already registered as an APC member in his ward.
APC members in the state are reportedly overjoyed over the development, as they view Eze as a strong force who will help them dislodge the PDP from power in the state come 2019.
Associates of the former lawmaker disclosed that it took a lot to convince him to make to move; pointing out that what eventually won him over was their emphasis on the need to move Enugu back to mainstream politics as a means of ending marginalization of the people of the state.
The former senator has reportedly confirmed joining the APC.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the senator representing Ebonyi south senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sonni Ogbuoji, and an ex-minister of state for power and steel, Goddy Ogbaga and 13 others on Saturday, August 4, defected from the PDP to the APC.
The defectors announced their defection during a rally organised by the state chapter of the APC in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
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