It was a tumultuous outing yesterday in Itumbauzo ward A and B as the member representing Bende South State Constituency; Chief Emmanuel Ndubuisi [Ijiriji Bende] commenced what he called a THANK YOU TOUR of his constituency.
During the event, the APC chairman of Itumbauzo ward A, Mr. Ukpai Sunday dumped the All Progressives Congress APC and joined the People s Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaking during the event, Mr. Sunday said that he has been in the APC for over 6 years, worked so hard for the party with absolutely nothing to show for it. He further promised that in the next 10 days, more of his members who could not make it to the event will also declare for the PDP.
Also joining the PDP Is an APGA stalwart and grassroot mobilizer Uwabunkonye Bassey-Okorie, who also promised to ensure victory for the PDP in future elections in the area. According to Uwabunkonye, “Our people know me and they have always believed in me that I will not lead them astray, as I have joined PDP today, our people have also joined PDP and victory is assured for the party in all future elections.”
Welcoming the decampees, the state Ex Officio of the party and former Bende LGA PDP chairman, Chief Nduaka Nwaorisara told them that everything that accrues to any other member of the party also accrues to them and assured them that they will be carried along as full fledged members of the party.
Also speaking, the Executive chairman Bende Local Government Area Chief Emmanuel Onwuchekwa lauded the decampees for making the right choise by abandoning a sinking ship to the winning party.
Other stakeholders who graced the event include ; Barr. Chijioke Chukwu, ALGON Director Legal Services; Chief Chidiebere Asonye former Deputy Chairman Bende LGA; Hon. Uchechi Ogbuka former state publicity secretary PDP and DG Ijiriji Campaign Council; Former Deputy Chairman Bende LGA, Hon. Godwin Ndom, Chief Fidel Ochiobi [Oke Mmiri], Hon. Ihechi Philips among others .