By Chijindu Emeruwa
Naval Comdr MacDonald Ubah, (Rtd), the House of Representatives Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia State during 2019 National Assembly election, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State.
This comes barely a day the immediate past lawmaker that represented Umuahia South constituency in the State Assembly, Hon. Chijioke Nwachukwu, with thousands of his supporters and APGA members defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Nwachukwu, in his statement, in Umuahia, on Friday, lamented that APGA which was formed by the progressives had derailed on the common and fundamental ideologies guiding the party towards deepening the nation’s democracy.
The ex-APGA lawmaker also disclosed that he decamped to APC with two thousand of his supporters and the entire Umuahia South LGA APGA Executive Committee members at local government to the the ward level.
However, while formally declaring his entry into the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Umuahia on Friday, MacDonald Ubah, decried the dubious happenings he allegedly experienced in the hands of APGA during primaries and general election.
He berated the national and Abia state Working Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, over alleged impunity perpetrated during the party’s primaries, blamed the APGA officers for the woeful failure and lost of its party members especially in the Abia House of Assembly.
Ubah said he was decamping to the All Progressives Congress, APC, with his supporters and genuine APGA faithful to play key role in enthroning peoples-oriented government towards the present yearnings of the Abia citizenry for good governance.
Meanwhile, a former APGA candidate for Umuahia East constituency seat of Abia State, Chief Kelechi Apugo, has announced his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Apugo, who is also a son of a prominent member, Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, Prince Benjamin Apugo, lauded his new party for deepening democracy in the state and the country as a whole.
He however boasted that APC will take over the Abia Government House in 2023 as many joining the progressive party believed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,-led administration has failed to live up to the expectations of Abia populaces that voted them into office.