The Abia State deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Fred Eke Idika has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Thisday reports.
Declaring for the PDP with his supporters during the PDP women wing presidential rally in Umuahia, the APC deputy governorship candidate said that the PDP remained the party to beat, adding that there was no need for change when things were working well.
According to him, there was no need changing the PDP-led government of President Goodluck Jonathan which he said had performed well as the transformation agenda of the president was on course.
He stated that he decided to leave his former party, the APC to join the ruling Peoples Democratic Party because of the many accomplishments of President Jonathan and the Chief T.A.Orji’s government in Abia State.
He assured the wife of the President and the leadership of the PDP of his unflinching support and that of his supporters.
Idika who said that he was decamping to PDP with over 20,000 supporters, pledged his support for the PDP governorship flag bearer, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and other PDP candidates in Abia.
According to him, Okezie remained the right person to govern Abia after May 29, 2015.
Governor Orji in his own stated that there is no alternative to the PDP in Abia state, maintaining that the APC in Abia is dead as proved by the defection to PDP of the deputy governorship candidate of the party.
The Governor who commended President Jonathan for assisting his government fight insecurity especially kidnapping promised Nigerians that the President will win the war against insurgency in the North-East.
Apart from describing the President as a performing President, Governors Orji called on Nigerians to cast their votes for President Jonathan, noting that with his re-election the President would continue with his transformation programmes for Nigerians.
Earlier, wife of Abia State Governor, Mrs. Mercy Orji, said that Abia women would vote 100 per cent for President Jonathan as they did in 2011.
The rally was attended by eminent personalities within and outside the state.