Aftermath of Anambra election: Lawmaker dumps APC, rejoins PDP 

Posted by News Express | 19 November 2021 | 682 times

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•Anambra House of Assembly Majority Leader, Hon. Onyebuchi Offor

 

By CHARLES IWUOHA

The member representing Ekwusigo Constituency in the Anambra House of Assembly, Hon. Onyebuchi Offor, has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) less than two weeks after his newfound love, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was roundly rejected by Anambrarians at the polls.

Offor, the Minority Leader of the House, who had defected to the APC on October 6, announced his return at plenary on the floor of the house in Awka, capital of Anambra State, on Thursday.

He said his decision followed wide consultation with constituents and stakeholders from his area.

“Two months ago, I announced my defection from PDP to APC on the floor of this House. I have tested the waters and realised that my former party PDP is better.

“So, I want to humbly inform this House that I’m going back to my party, the PDP,” he said.

Mr Chuka Ezewunne, member representing Idemili-South constituency, welcomed Offor back to the party.

“As a founding member of PDP, I know Offor well and he is a good friend too, though temptation drew him to APC.

“We are happy to welcome him back to PDP and we urge other members to come back home,” he said.

Also speaking, Mr Noble Igwe, representing Ogbaru I constituency, said: “PDP would have won the just concluded governorship election in the state if Offor had not defected to APC.”

“Your defection to APC was a big blow to the PDP in Anambra. If you have not defected, PDP would have won the governorship election. 

“But we welcome you back to PDP where you rightly belong,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Emeka Aforka, representing Orumba North constituency, also urged lawmakers who defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to come back to the party.

“APGA is the winning party in Anambra and home to all. I urge Honourable members who left APGA to emulate Offor and come back home,” Aforka said.


Source: News Express

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