Sonni Ogbuoji, the senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District in the National Assembly and Goddy Ogbaga, an ex-Minister of State for Power and Steel, are among the 15 persons that left the People Democratic Party (PDP) to join the All Progressive Congress (APC).
While accepting the defectors into the camp of APC, Adams Oshiomhole praised the defectors for their courage, he described their bold initiative to leave the PDP for the APC has a great feet. He also spoke of the readiness of the federal government to embark on projects and programmes that would help the region.
He said, “We now have an elected senator, Chief Sonni Ogbuoji, who has decided that the PDP’s umbrella is shredded that it can no longer protect any one. He has now joined the progressives.
“He has watched the determination of the APC-led Federal Government to flush out all crises inflicted on the country by the immediate past administration of the PDP.”
Oshiomhole added that the Federal Government had embarked on execution of numerous projects in the South-East including the Onitsha/Enugu highway and the 2nd Niger Bridge among others.
The National chairman of the party further admonished members of the party to get their Permanent Voter Cards, which he described as a weapon that would ensure total victory for APC during the 2019 elections.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, who also spoke at the event assured that the people of Ebonyi State had resolved to align themselves with the APC and would vote for Buhari in 2019.
“If the elections are conducted today in Ebonyi State, the APC will clinch all the elective offices at the wards, local government and state levels.’’ he said.
He also urged other states in the South-East geopolitical zone to embrace the APC and be in the mainstream of the country’s politics.
According to the Punch, some of the other defectors were a former Ebonyi State Attorney General, Augustine Nwankwegu and a former Secretary to the Ebonyi State Government, Prof. Bernard Odoh.