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A former Minister of State Mines, and Steel Development and a stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah, has ruled out the possibility of defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Abia State.
This is against the backdrop of the recent purported suspension of the ex-minister from his party by the leadership of a faction of APC in Abia State, chaired by Kingsley Ononogbu, and backed by the 2023 governorship candidate of the party, Ikechi Emenike.
Ogah, an ex-Abia governorship candidate of the APC, in a statement on Wednesday, said he would rather quit partisan politics than to support PDP in the state.
He regretted that successive administrations of PDP in Abia State had impoverished the people and destroyed the state’s economy.
His words: ‘How can I support PDP? Am I mad? It’s only a madman that can support PDP in Abia.
There is nothing that will make me support PDP, instead, I will leave politics.
‘PDP is just a group of people that put themselves together to impoverish the people, to destroy the economy of the state, to destroy the future of the unborn generation. There is nothing that will make me support such a group of people.’
He also spoke on his endorsement of the Labour Party’s gubernatorial candidate instead of the candidate of his party at the concluded March 18 governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.