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The Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the Senator representing Anambra North Senatorial Zone, Princess Stella Oduah, over her recent claim of defecting back to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) saying she was never a member of its family at any point.
The Eastern Updated recalls that Oduah had yesterday announced her defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, declaring that that she was back to her family, after leaving the party for APC shortly before the Anambra State governorship election in November 2021 in protest following the Primaries of the party.
However, the Anambra chapter of the APC in a swift reaction to the Senator’s claims of exiting the party pointed out she was never a member of the APC, and so talks of exiting should not arise in the first place.
A press release by the factional state publicity secretary of the party, Okelo Madukife which was sent to The Eastern Updates completely dismissed the Senator, insisting that like others who announced their defection to APC before the Anambra governorship election, they were never welcome, and accepted into the party, and can not even claim to be members.
He said: ‘On the contrary, Senator Oduah alongside many PDP and APGA legislators at national and state-level never left their respective political parties for APC last year in the build-up to Anambra State Governorship Elections, beyond photo ops in high places, outside the state.
‘They only shared an understanding to pursue an illegitimate business through APC platform, but the business failed in the face of a stout resistance from the close-knit membership in a party that fairly believes in the due process.’
The party listed other lawmakers in the same category to include, Chris Azubogu, Vincent Ofumelu, Lynda Ikpeazu and Okwudili Ezenwankwo.
Others in the same category in the state assembly, the party said are Charles Obimma, Carter Umeh and Onyebuchi Ofo, all of who have dumped the APC and returned to their former parties.
Madukife explained that some of those who claimed they joined the party only did so on the pages of newspapers and never followed up with any meaningful action.
The Eastern Updates