- Senator Ayogu Eze is set to be formally welcomed to the All Progressives Congress
- Vice president Yemi Osinbajo is expected to grace the ceremony tagged “Welcoming the Big Fish”
- The leadership of the party will be led by the national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole
Senator Ayogu Eze, who represented Enugu north senatorial district between 2007 and 2015 will formally be received into the All Progressive Congress (APC) at a ceremony expected to be graced by vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
Vanguard reports that the national chairman of APC Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is expected to lead members of the National Working Committee (NWC) to the event tagged “Welcoming the Big Fish.”
Among others also expected at the welcoming ceremony are Governor Rochas Okorocha, former governor Orji Kalu, Chris Ngige, all APC National Assembly members from the south east among others.
Speaking ahead of his declaration, Eze said he rebuffed pleas to return to the PDP which he represented for two terms in the Senate.
He said: “No amount of pressure will make me return to the PDP. I believe in the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari and that of the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
''I will tell you that the leadership style of these people attracted me to the APC. I don’t believe that Enugu state should remain in opposition because we must continue to build our state better and we cannot achieve that by continuing to remain in opposition.
''If you look at both the APC and PDP today, you will find that the APC is masses based party free from godfatherism and that is why Nigerians are reaping the benefit of good governance which we will continue to experience. Unlike the PDP where you see a cabal controlling the party and the people which is dangerous to our development.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Senator Ayogu Eze, a former lawmaker and 2015 PDP governorship aspirant in Enugu state defected to the APC.
Before moving to the APC, Eze had engaged in intensive consultations with political associates and stakeholders in Enugu and the ruling party,
A grand reception is being planned to officially receive the two-time senator, who has already registered as an APC member in his ward.
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