By Bennett OghifoÂ
The Chief Reagan Ufomba faction of All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) in Abia State has dumped the party for the ruling Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP).
Declaring for the PDP yesterday at the reception rally at Ntigha mini Stadium in Isialangwa North LGA of the state, Ufomba, who was a factional governorship candidate of the party in 2015 said that only PDP could better the lots of Abia State and Nigeria.
In his speech, Ufomba who said that he was defecting for a better Abia added; â€œIt is not easy for someone to be with his brother, his friend, his colleague and there seems to be a divide most especially in your partyâ€.
Ufomba who came along with the partyâ€™ s membership register said any other existing APGA in the state is fake â€œIf there is any other APGA existing in Abia after today, that APGA is fakeâ€.
The guber candidate who noted that he was a foundation member of the PDP, noted that he left the party in 2010, but had returned back to the party he built.
He commended Governor Ikpeazu and described him as the choice of the people and a good man and must be given all the supports he needs.
He said his decision to join PDP is hinged on his desire to bring his ideas to the table in a bid to achieving the Abia of everyoneâ€™s dream.
Speaking, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu while officially welcoming them said it was a step in the right direction, noting that every good idea is welcomed by his administration.
â€œI must commend my brother, Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba for this bold step. PDP is a large party and it will accommodate all of us. Nobody will discriminate against you in PDP. In PDP we love each and we see our party like a church. So I must urge you to be up and doing in the party.â€
Also speaking, the Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North LGA, Chief Ginger Onwusibe expressed delight that the former gubernatorial candidate was returning to a house he built, describing him as a very big fish.
â€œYour Excellency you can see for yourself that a very big fish is coming to swim in the ocean of PDP.
â€œThe return of Ufomba to the party will consolidates our supports and ensures that the governors re-election bid in 2019 would be achieved.â€ Onwusibe said.