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2010: Andy Uba’s supporters dump PDP for LP

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—About 3,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party have defected to the Labour Party to swell the support for the candidate of the party, Dr Andy Uba, in the 6 February 2010 governorship election in Anambra State.

Director of Andy Uba Campaign Organization, Mr Peter Okala, who spoke with reporters  yesterday, said the defection of some PDP members was expected because Uba not only touched the lives of the members of the party and the people of the state, but also sponsored all the members of  national and state assemblies.

He said already, 14 political parties have indicated their willingness to defect to LP to give Uba the support he needed to sweep the poll in February.

Okala, who is opposed to the emergence of  the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Charles Soludo, as PDP’s candidate, faulted the process through which the National Working Committee of the PDP made the selection, describing it as undemocratic.

He boasted that Uba would still win convincingly in any platform because the structures he built in the PDP would be transferred to his new party, saying that Uba, if given the mandate again, would give Anambra people the desired good governance.


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