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Imo Reps Confirms Defection From PDP To APC

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The member representing Orlu/Oru East/Orsu Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Jerry Alagbaoso, has joined the team of defectors who have joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). 

Alagbaoso, who read his letter of defection on the floor of the House during plenary on Tuesday, said he hoped to work with his state governor, Hope Uzodinma, to take the state to the centre of Nigerian politics.

He commended the governor for his various achievements, adding that there was a need to work with the governor to bring more dividends of democracy to the people.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, who presided, said that given Alagbaoso’s political stature, his defection was an ‘earthquake moment’.

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This, Gbajabiamila said, was the reason Alagbaoso was allowed to read his defection letter by himself instead of the Speaker, which is the usual practice.

In another report, Dr. Ben Nwoye who is the immediate past Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has described ratification of the purported suspension of bigwigs of the party in the South East as a smokescreen.

The Eastern Updates South East leadership of the party had announced the suspension of the Chief Whip of the Senate, Oji Uzo kalu; the Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Ben Nwoye; ex-Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Eugene Odoh, among others, for alleged anti-party activities.

Nwoye, while reacting to the suspension, maintained that the purported ratification by the leadership of the party in the region, led by Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogu, was an attempt to cover their poor performance during the general elections.

He said the action was like a case of ‘kettle calling pot black.’ He alleged that Arodiogu and the APC Chairman in Enugu, Ugochukwu Agballa, worked openly for Labour Party (LP) in the zone during the presidential and governorship elections, adding that they were instrumental in the huge votes recorded by LP in the region.

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