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Senator Obinna Ogba, who represented Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone for eight years in the National Assembly, is facing criticism from the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State for his reported intention to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was stated by the PDP that Ogba’s departure from the party was prompted by his failure to clinch victory in the 2022 gubernatorial primaries.
Recent developments have seen Ogba stepping down from the PDP and expressing his interest in transitioning to the APC within the state.
The statement said, ‘Senator Obinna Ogba is indulging in politics of wilful cynicism devoid of moral considerations. To him, honesty of purpose is old fashioned. He is committed to a hedonistic political behaviour based on Pharonic self-love.’
‘His decision to leave PDP for APC is because of his failure to win the PDP GUBER primaries in 2022. This is a concrete manifestation of wilful political anarchism, syndicalism, individualism and personality cultism.’
‘We in the PDP had decided to forge ahead without the distractions of these planted fifth-columnists but they are making the process of leaving PDP for the APC become an endless programme of stage-managed noise-making.’
‘It is unfortunate that people like Sen. Ogba have allowed themselves to be used as willing tools for the destruction of politics in Nigeria.’
‘After all, Ogba was an unknown political quantity before the PDP catapulted him to various eminent positions in the state and at the national level, which culminated in his going to the Senate for two terms from 2015 to 2023.’