Chris Oji, Enugu
NO fewer than 20,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State were among those who defected from the party on Sunday to the People’s Democratic Party Party (PDP) in Enugu State.
The former APC faithful followed the APC Enugu East senatorial candidate in the last election, Lawrence Ezeh, popularly known as Prince of Mburubu, who also dumped the party, back to the PDP.
Ezeh and his followers were received at an impressive reception by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Ugwuanyi described the move back to the party as a “family affair.”
“Enugu State PDP is one united family. You left and you are now back. We welcome you back and say that we are happy, because you are very important to us,” the governor told Prince Ezeh and members of his campaign organisation, Aka Ekpuchi Onwa Campaign Organisation and the former APC members.
Ezeh had earlier thanked Nkanu East chapter of the party as well as the state and the government.