The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole has praised the senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District, Mr. Sonni Ogbuoji, the former minister of state for power and steel, Mr. Goddy Ogbaga and others who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC.
Addressing the defectors and other party members at a rally held in Abakaliki, Oshiomhole said the proselytes had taken the right decision.
“We now have an elected senator, Chief Sonni Ogbuoji, who has decided that the PDP’s umbrella is shredded that it can no longer protect any one. He has now joined the progressives.
“He has watched the determination of the APC-led federal government to flush out all crises inflicted on the country by the immediate past administration of the PDP,” he said.
Oshiomhole said federal government would continue to be focused in tackling the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria.
He also said APC will remain committed to the ideals of progressive politics upon which the party was formed.
The APC national chairman also said the federal government had embarked on the execution of numerous projects in the southeast including the Onitsha/Enugu highway and the 2nd Niger Bridge among others.
In their separate remarks, the minister of science and technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and the former governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi, urged the electorate in the state ensure they get their permanent voter’s card (PVC) for the 2019 elections.
Onu said the people of Ebonyi State had resolved to align themselves with the APC and would vote for Buhari in 2019.
“If the elections are conducted today in Ebonyi State, the APC will clinch all the elective offices at the wards, local government and state levels,” he said and urged the five southeast geo-political zone be in the mainstream of the country’s politics.
Some of the other defectors were the immediate past secretary to the state government, Prof. Bernard Odoh, former speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Barr. Augustine Nwakwoegu and the former chairman of Abakaliki local government area, Mr. Anselem Enigwe, among others.