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Like PDP, APC Suffers Major Blow With Defection Of Ebonyi Big Wig

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The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has suffered a major blow with the defection of Chief Abia Onyike, a former commissioner in Ebonyi State.

Onyike, a member of the APC defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He announced his decision in a statement on Thursday, December 3, in Abakaliki, the state capital, saying he dumped the ruling party in line with unfolding political events in Ebonyi following the defection of Governor Dave Umahi.

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Further on his defection, he said that he returned back to the PDP because Governor “Umahi is not prepared to turn a new leaf in his leadership style in the governance of Ebonyi State.

While calling on the opposition party to rescue the people of Ebonyi State, Onyike said he would always call out the government of Governor Umahi.

Onyike also slammed the governor for allegedly running the state without permanent secretaries, adding that Umahi is toeing a dangerous path with his forms of government.

His words: “That Gov. David Umahi is not prepared to turn a new leaf in his leadership style in the governance of Ebonyi state is a situation that has unleashed mass poverty and mass impoverishment on Ebonyi citizenry.

“I will remain opposed to Umahi’s government because of his approach to governance and administration. Take note that from 2015 to 2019, Governor Umahi ran the state without Permanent Secretaries.”

Onyike also accused the governor of impoverishing the state by failing the people through his continuous support and “singular empowerment for a political block.”

Abia Onyike: Ex-Ebonyi commissioner dumps returns to PDP from APC

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