January 6, 2014

PDP chieftain defects to APC in Abia




UMUAHIA—A chieftin of ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and factional governorship candidate of the party in Abia in 2011, Chief Ikechi Emenike, has decamped to All Progressives Congress, APC.APC-PDP

Emenike is reputed to have a large and strong political structure in the state, up to the council levels, including youths and women groups as well as his main party structure.

His declaration followed a meeting attended by over 4000 of his co-coordinators representing all age groups from across the state where a vote was said to have been taken to decide which party they would defect.

Result of the vote indicated 80 per cent of his supporters urged him to join the APC, while 15 percent supported his joining Labour Party, while 4 percent voted for APGA.

Based on the outcome of the voting, Emenike and his supporters decamped en masse to the All Progressives Congress.

Though Ikechi has not declared interest in any office he will be vying for in 2015, there are indications that he will contest the governorship of the state.