It was a tumultuous harvest of party faithfuls today in Bende LGA as all the ward chairmen of the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA joined the people’s Democratic Patry.
These decampees besieged Practicing School Uzuakoli, venue for the Bende PDP Unity Rally.
Besides the APGA ward chairmen that decamped, key stakeholders of APC in Uzuakoli and Umuimenyi Nkpa, in the persons of Ringo Tailors and Age respectively said that the performances of the Governor, the accessibility and quality representation of Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi was what spurred them to decide to join the PDP.
All the Key Stakeholders who spoke in response to the decampees assured them that the party is large enough to contain them and urged them to see the PDP Bende as their new home.
Responding, the Deputy Governor Rt Hon sir Ude Oko Chukwu, who represented the Governor at the epoch making event, lauded the decampees as people with foresight who knows that PDP is the best party to belong to and urged them to continue supporting the administration of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu.lll
The event which was graced by a mammoth crowd had in attendance, the Deputy Governor of Abia state, Rt Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, the Executive chairman of Bende local government area, Chief Emmanuel Onwuchekwa, the member representing Bende South State constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Ndubuisi (Ijiriji Bende) the state auditor of the party Chief Gabriel Okereke Elendu, The LGA chairman of the party Chief Dike C. Dike.
Others include, The Deputy Chairman Bende LGA Comrade Promise Uzoma Okoro, Former Leader Abia House of Assembly, Hon Chief P. C Onyegbu, Former Commissioner for Lands Hon Chief P. C Mba, Former Commissioner for Agriculture Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma, Former Commissioner For Housing Barr James Okpara, Former Commissioner for Boundary and Conflict Resolution Chief Imo Mascot Obike, Former Transition Chairman Bende LGA, Chief Okey Dike, SA To the Governor Hon Uche Onyeama, SA to the Governor Chief Titus Okoronkwo.
Former Member Abia House of Assembly Hon. Ndukwe Ojukwu, Former State Publicity Secretary of the Party Hon. Uchechi Ogbuka, Former LGA Chairman of the party Chief Nduaka Nwaorisara, one time aspirant Bende federal constituency, Chief Frank Chinasa(Dogo Bende), a former commissioner in Abia state Chief Chima Arukwe, Former Deputy Chairman Bende LGA Hon. Godwin Ndom among others.