NEWS: BREAKING: Ex Nigerian Governor, Ikpeazu Speaks on Rumoured Plan to Leave PDP for APC Ahead of 2027

BREAKING: Ex Nigerian Governor, Ikpeazu Speaks on Rumoured Plan to Leave PDP for APC Ahead of 2027

Former governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu has assured the PDP that he would not dump the party for the APCEllaNews reports that Ikpeazu urged other top members of the PDP to stay in the party to “rebuild” itIkpeazu stated that the recent exit of some of his former aides to other major political parties was their personal choice

EllaNews journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering politics and elections in Nigeria.

Umuahia, Abia state – Ahead of the 2027 general elections, the immediate past governor of Abia, Okezie Ikpeazu, has assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, that he has no plan to leave the party.

As reported by Vanguard newspaper on Thursday, April 5, Ikpeazu said he would stay in the PDP to rebuild it.

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Ikpeazu restates commitment to Abia PDP ahead of 2027 electionIkpeazu says he is not planning to leave the PDP. Photo credit: @IkpeazuOkezie
Source: Twitter

The former governor stated this during the party’s caucus meeting held at the party secretariat in Umuahia, the Abia state capital. There, he called for unity of purpose among members of Nigeria’s leading opposition party.

Ikpeazu said:

“We must all take individual responsibility for our performance in the 2023 elections even as our party is going through self-cleansing at the moment.

“I will remain in PDP and will never be found wanting in my responsibilities to our party and its rebuilding process.

“Those who want to leave will leave no matter what you do but loyalty is also about the realization that at some point this party has been good to you.

“It is now time for sacrifice, especially from those who previously benefitted from our party in one way or another as we must all join hands to reposition it.”

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Earlier, EllaNews reported that Anthony Agbazuere, the chief of staff (CoS) to Ikpeazu, led other political appointees in the last administration to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The defectors joined the party steering the affairs of Nigeria at the centre after leaving the main opposition, the PDP.

Others who defected include a former information and strategy commissioner, Barrister Eze Chikamnayo from Umunneochi and former NDDC commissioner, Chimezie Okoronkwo.

Source: EllaNews

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