By Johnpaul Anih, 6-9-2020
The Oji-River APC State House of Assembly Candidate in the 2019 general election Hon. Chinonso Onyebuchi, has defected to the rulling People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
The event which was held at Inyi Ward Oji-River Local Govt on Saturday, attracted notable PDP stalwarts who trooped out enmass to receive one of the great sons of Inyi and Oji River.
In his speech, the local government chairman of the PDP while congratulating Hon. Onyebuchi for taking the decision, reassured that the ever accommodating umbrella of the PDP does not discriminate.
He enjoyed other members of the opposition parties especially the APC to see reasons why they should identify with the PDP which has continued to deliver the dividends of democracy
The member representing Oji River in the State House of Assembly Hon. Jeff Mba maintained that PDP is the only political party that exists in Oji River, and that he can always beat his chest and assure anyone anytime that PDP is the party for one and all in Oji River.
He however reminded the new entrant that PDP has only one leader in the state which is the Governor, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, whereas Hon. Barr. Frank Udemezue is the party leader at that local government level.
Responding, Hon. Chinonso Onyebuchi who confessed that he only joined APC to register his intrest in righting some perceived wrongs in the political system, but at the long run, found out that he had a good letter wrapped with an unclean envelope (APC), describing PDP as a political tree that has her branches in almost all the families in Oji River.
“Most of my supporters were card carrying members of the PDP who saw no reason in voting for APC for any reason”.
He thanked the party for according him such a hearty welcome, and promised to add his resources to ensure that the party continues to grow from strength to stregth in Oji River.
Highlight of the event was the official reception and decoration of Hon.Onyebuchi as PDP member, by the Local Government Party Chairman.
Other eminent personalities at the event includes SSA to the Governor Hon. Barr. Dame Ugochi Madueke, Member representing Oji River Constituency in Enugu State House Of Assembly who doubles as the House Committee Chairman on media and Publicity Hon. Jeff Mba, Oji-River Local Govt Party Chairman Hon. Goddy Aniekwe,
Hon. Onyebuchi Sopuluibe – Administrator Mmam River Dev.Cenre (fmr), Hon. Aniekwe Sam – SPA Health, Oji River LGA, Hon. Anayo Ejeagu – Member Mmam River Dev.Council, Hon. Ikedimma Harrison – Chairman PDP, Inyi ward 2, Lolo Okefi – Local Government PDP woman Leader, Sir. Gabico Onwuania – PDP Stakeholder, Hon.Vitalis Ilo – Achi uno ward 4 amongst other.