Ebonyi 2023: NNPP Campaign DG Dumps Party, Joins PDP

Ebonyi 2023: NNPP Campaign DG Dumps Party, Joins PDP

BY CHARLES ONYEKWERE, ABAKALIKI

The Campaign Director-General of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Ebonyi State, Dr Innocent Ogboji, has dumped the party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) ahead of the 2023 elections.

Addressing Journalists in Abakaliki on Saturday, Ogboji said he left NNPP to join forces with his old political allay in order to inaugurate a new political order in the state.

Ogboji, a strong political force from Ikwo local government Area of the state, was a governorship aspirant in the state in 2007, but stepped down for former Governor Martin Elechi which made it possible for the latter to emerge as the second civilian governor of the state.

According to him, he was proud to identify with the new political movement in the PDP led by the governorship candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii.

He described Odii as a credible leader based on his pedigree and mode of operation, and noted that his deputy governorship candidate, Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu is an outstanding politician and statesman.

He stated that their coming together on a joint ticket has already made the difference.

“With this latest development, the PDP in Ebonyi state is gradually but consistently coasting to victory in the 2023 General Elections, following the new wave which has brought many political heavy weights endorsing the Governorship bid of Dr. Odii.

“A few days ago, one of the Founding Fathers of Ebonyi State and Member of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Felix Mgbada addressed a Press Conference in his country home at Umuoghara, Ezza North LGA, where he endorsed Dr Odii and other PDP Candidates for the 2023 general elections.

In the same vein, the former Commissioner for Works in the State and former Governorship Aspirant, Engr Dr Paul Okorie has resigned from APC and is getting set to declare for the PDP.

“Then from outside our shores, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora also endorsed Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as their candidate for the 2023 elections.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the leader of the Association, Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu.