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Ebonyi APC chair promises fair treatment for defectors from other parties



Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, the Ebonyi State APC Chairman, has given his assurance of equitable treatment to those defecting from other political parties.

This declaration was made in Isiaka, at the headquarters of Ivo Local Government, during a rally to welcome over 3000 loyalists of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday.

Leading the defection were Hon. Livinus Makwe, a former PDP member of the House of Representatives, and a few defectors from the Labour Party, LP, with Prince Igwe Nwabueze, the deputy governorship candidate in the 2023 general election, among others from the National Rescue Movement (NRM).

Emegha emphasized that there is ample room to accommodate anyone sincerely interested in joining the APC.

He lauded the state governor, Francis Nwifuru, for catalyzing a significant wave of defections through his all-inclusive governance, which has positively impacted both residents and visitors in less than a year.

“My focus is on expanding our party’s influence, hence I’m actively encouraging people to join us and partake in the benefits we enjoy,” said Emegha.

“The person you may not collaborate with today could be a collaborator tomorrow. Let’s put past grievances behind us and embrace each other. Our party is welcoming to all, and we are in need of more members,” he added.

Regarding opposition, Emegha stated, “With our exceptional governor, Right Honourable Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, working diligently, there is no need for it. Ebonyi is fortunate to have a governor of his caliber, hence opposition members are disbanding their parties to support the Nwifuru-led government.”

During the event, Mr. Emmanuel Ajah, the Chairman of Ivo council, expressed satisfaction with the unity brought by APC in Ivo and assured all individuals of fair treatment, highlighting their crucial roles in enhancing both Ivo LGA and Ebonyi State.

Hon. Livinus Makwe and Igwe Nwabueze, speaking on behalf of the defectors, thanked Chairman Ajah for his inclusive approach and praised him for involving all stakeholders regardless of party allegiance.

They also commended State APC Chairman Emegha and the party’s state leader, Governor Francis Nwifuru, for their inclusive leadership, which influenced their decision to join the APC.