A former Deputy Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Odefa Obasi Odefa, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Odefa defected from PDP to APC alongside about 500 of his supporters from the Onicha East Constituency.
He disclosed this at the state’s Government House in Abakaliki during a visit to Governor Ogbonnaya Nwifuru.
Speaking on his defection, Odefa said his decision to “pitch tent with the APC was to rally round the governor in his efforts to transform the state having studied his good intentions as captured in his manifesto.”
Responding, Nwifuru said the door of the APC was wide open to accommodate all well-intentioned individuals into the party.
Nwifuru assured the defectors of a level-playing field in APC.
He also urged them to join hands with him to develop the state.