Defection In Ebonyi: Sen Ogba says APC Irresistible


The two term senator who represented Ebonyi Central Senatorial district from 2015 to 2023, Senator Chief Obinna Joseph Ogba says his new party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is very strategic and irresistible due to its leadership.

The governorship aspirant of the PDP in the last general elections, Chief Ogba who made this known during his defection at Ezillo, the headquarters of Ishielu council area eulogized Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru for his people-centered administration which has significantly improved lives.

Senator Ogba said: “I was among the people who thought the APC chairman politics, but today, his outstanding record shows that he is now more learned in the business of the game than I do.

Emegha not only brought absolute peace and unity, he led the party to landslide victory in the 2023 general elections. Moreso, he has sustained the tempo of reasonable and good politicking by leaving the party’s door wide open for all.

“His Excellency the Governor, Right Honourable Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru is working with everybody not minding political affiliations or any other divide. He has done exceptionally well and deserves our collective support and admiration.”Meanwhile receiving Senator Obinna Ogba, Dr Obinna Nwachukwu and over 5,000 other defectors, the APC boss, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha bemoaned politics of rancour, bickering and chaos, emphasizing that it does not help either the leader or the led.

The APC Chairman, Emegha also attributed the massive defection which has crippled the opposition in the state to the Governor’s sterling performance, stressing that the people had come to the full knowledge that distraction would be tantamount to a waste of time and energy.

Chief Emegha asserted thus;

“The commodities of politicians in the business of politics are the people. So, in politics, the people are the target and important and when you have them enough, you have achieved victory.

“I’m against politics of not opening doors for the opposition to come in. Yes, we have won the election and now enjoying the fruit of our labour but we need to bring in our brothers and sisters in opposition to enjoy with us because it’s bad to enjoy alone.

“We warmly welcome Senator Obinna Ogba, Dr Obinna Nwachukwu and their teeming supporters into the ruling party, APC. We want more people to join the party.

“There are good brains with good ideologies on how to develop the state who are in opposition. We want them to brainstorm and move the state forward. My interest is majorly on developing the state and this can easily be achieved when all heads come together as one family to move the state forward.

“Governor Nwifuru has been performing wonders in the state and that’s why everyone is happy and ready to join the moving train. We don’t want opposition in Ebonyi so that our workaholic governor would not be distracted from delivering dividends of democracy to the people.”