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PDP chief dismisses defection by ex-official, others




THE recent defection of its former state chairman and member, Board of Trustees, Tony Ukasanya, from the Abia State chapter of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) alongside others has not and would not impact negatively on the party or its popularity, the incumbent head, Senator Emma Nwaka, has said.

Ukasanya and a former information commissioner, Eze Chikamnayo, alongside others had last week defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), where they were readily received by the state chairman, Donatus Nwankpa.

However, Nwaka told The Guardian: “If it is true that Ukasanya has joined APC, that is a loss for APGA, which was the party he worked with in the 2015 general elections. Since he didn’t work with PDP in the said elections, which we won, how can his latest movement be of any ills to us?

In another development, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu told party’s stakeholders from the Abiriba PDP chapter on a solidarity visit that he would not succumb to the antics of the opposition, who seek to distract by “doing everything possible to deceive the people.”

According to him, whatever is right for the people will continue to be placed at the front burner as he is accountable to God and the people that elected him.

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