Abia 2023 Ex-Reps member, Chinenye Ike, hundreds of supporters return to PDP. Hon. Chinenye Ike, a former member of the National Assembly and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has joined the Peoples Democratic Party, which is now in power in Abia State.
Along with hundreds of his supporters spread over the electoral wards of the Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa South local government areas in Abia State, he defected from the opposition APC for the PDP.
Mr. Ike, who served as the federal representative for Isiala Ngwa North and Isiala Ngwa South from 2007 to 2015, claimed that his decision to rejoin the PDP was motivated by his love and conviction for Professor Uche Ikonne’s bid to bring democracy to the Abia people.
Professor Uche Ikonne, he claimed, “has the strength to make Abia a centerpiece of development because he is the best among his opponents in quality, qualification, administrative ability, leadership charisma and pragmatism, democracy inclination, policy orientation, wealth creation and growth, and stability.
The former federal congressman continued by urging everyone to support Professor Ikonne in order to improve Abia. He also thanked Okezie Ikpeazu, the state’s governor, for selecting Professor Ikonne to succeed him in 2023.
Ike also expressed his gratitude to the PDP’s Abia State leadership for giving him the chance to rejoin with his major political family and assured them of his unwavering support for their efforts to take the party to new heights.
Ikonne told the former Reps member that he and his throngs of followers would get all of his rights and benefits without being subjected to discrimination.
He asked the residents of the region to support Hon Chinenye Ike, describing him as a true partner in growth.
In turn, Chief Obinna Nwachukwu, the state deputy chairman of the PDP, described Hon. Chinenye Ike as a political Iroko with a lot of class and clout, adding that his decision to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party has strengthened the case for the success of Professor Uche Ikonne and other PDP candidates in the general elections of next year.
The former lawmaker and his throng of followers were told by Nwachukwu that they will be fully included in all of the party’s events and activities in the Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area.
According to DAILY POST, the event’s highlights included the burning of the decampees’ APC brooms and membership cards, which was followed by the issuing of PDP membership cards.