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PDP Senator, Others Decamp To APC; Received By Oshiomhole

Senator Sunny Ogboji, former Minister of Power and Steel, Goody Ogbaga, former Secretary to the State Government, Ifeanyi Odoh and former Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Augustine Nwankwegu, yesterday defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, urged Nigerians not to be deceived by the antics of selfish politicians in the country trying to give the security challenges in the country an ethnic colouration in order to score cheap political points.

He stated this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, at a rally organised by the party to welcome new members who recently defected from the ruling PDP in the state.

According to him, there is a plot to portray the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in bad light by portraying all the killings in some states in the country as the handiwork of herdsmen.

“Let me urge you to be more careful because this season people are spreading untruth. People are being hired to turn the gospel upside down. They want us to believe that every problem should be explained in ethnic and religious terms,” he said.

Oshiomhole urged the people of the Southeast to vote for APC and President Buhari in next year’s election as he has delivered democracy dividends to the zone.

“If Buhari has remembered the Southeast which did not give him more than 10 percent in 2015 imagine what he will do if you give him 85 percent in 2019.”

Former Governor of Ab√ča State, Orji Uzor Kalu said the new River Niger Bridge, which the PDP could not construct in 16 years, has now reached 53 percent completion.

He also noted that work is progressing in the two major highways in the zone, the Onitsha to Enugu Road and the Enugu Port Harcourt expressway.

The rally which was scheduled to hold at the Pa Oruta Ngele stadium Abakaliki was later moved to a playground near the Enugu-Abakaliki expressway following the refusal of the state government to grant the APC permission to use the stadium.