The Abia State Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Hon Chidi Nwosu, and the party’s House of Assembly candidate for Umuahia South constituency seat during 2019 election, Mr Uchenna Uwaezuoke, have cross-carpeted to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
The defectors were welcomed by Mr Ugochukwu Ibeku, the Umuahia south local government area chairman of the APC, who assured that the party was ready and repositioned to form the next government in Abia come 2023.
He therefore, urged the new party members to render their support to the leadership of the party.
Hon Chidi Nwosu who addressed APC leaders and stakeholders during the declaration ceremony held in Umuahia, “I am a change agent. And my principle and policy is whatever thing that will enhance the quality of mankind and my people, I will do. The inception of SDP, it was my belief that the party(SDP) is going to strive on ideological base, unfortunately, the rancour during the presidential nomination proved me wrong."
He further said “And as a determined follower, I had to stay until the 2019 general election went. It is also time for us to abreast what we had done in the past, bringing it to the present, and what we anticipate for the future."
However, he noted that the APC is ideological based. "It does appear to me that the policies of the party is people-oriented, notwithstanding hard time people are having. But in a short while, all Nigerians will understand and appreciate what it has taken to effect the change," he said.
He added that he and the other decampees believe in the anti-corruption pursuit of the APC as a party and as a government-led by President Muhammadu Buhari
Meanwhile, the Umuahia south local government area chairman advised the decampees to abide by the APC constitution. He also warned them to desist from acts that could constitute anti party activities, so as to avoid the sledge hammer of the APC being hit on them.