Ex-YPP Candidate Dumps Party, Declares Support for Soludo

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

A former House of Representatives candidate of the Young Progressives Party in the 2023 general election, Stanley Chikaodili Okeke, has dumped the party for All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).

Okeke, who ran to represent Idemili North and South Federal Constituency, joined APGA, citing Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo’s performance as reason for his action.

He announced his resignation from YPP during a meeting with his supporters and political allies across the federal constituency, in his country home at Nkpor, during the Easter holiday.

He appreciated his supporters for their loyalty and steadfastness over the years and for sticking with him even when it appeared all hope was lost. He assured them that he would continue to reciprocate their support and loyalty, stating that the bond he has with them will continue to grow in leaps.

“After very extensive consultation across the board, I wish to announce my resignation as a member of  YPP. I thank the leadership of the party for their support over the years. However,  the dynamics of Anambra politics necessitate that I move on at this point and support collective decisions that enhance the growth of our state.

“I believe in equity and fairness, and this has informed my position to support the Anambra zoning arrangement. This is why I have pleaded with all concerned, especially my brothers in Anambra Central, to support Gov. Soludo to serve out his second term as governor.

“It has become a tradition in Anambra for all zones to serve out their eight years in governance. Peter Obi from Anambra Central did eight years, which was followed by Willie Obiano from Anambra North for another eight years. It is only proper that Gov. Soludo from Anambra South completed his two terms.

“Soludo has done veritably well, made better that he is yet to take loans. His footprint in Onitsha and its environs has been magnificent.”

He promised to unveil his next political move after due consultation, saying the decision would place the interest of Anambra above any primordial sentiments.

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