The crisis rocking the Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has worsened, with more than 40,000 of its members set to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress [APC] over alleged bad leadership.
The leader of a group known as ‘Concern Abians for Good Governance’, Chief Tony Ukansanya, had earlier promised the National Chairman of APC, John Odigie-Oyegun of their impending movement during a meeting in Umuahia.
During the meeting, Odiegie-Oyegun, who was represented by Chief George Moghalu, was told by Ukasanya that the group is considering their request that they join the party in the state and help the APC win election in 2019.
Speaking with APC leaders in Umuahia, Ukansanya said that the group was formed to checkmate the excesses being exhibited by the leadership in the state.
He said the state has been under bad leadership exhibited by the PDP in the last sixteen years, adding that the time has come for the people to speak out on who becomes their governor.
Ukasanya said, “We are prepared to take the bold step to salvage the state from the stranglehold of those who have been holding it down for years.
“I want to let you know that we worked for the APGA governorship candidate in the last election, Dr Alex Otti, whose mandate was stolen.
Receiving the group, the state chairman of APC, Donatus Nwankpa, assured them that they will be given a level playing ground to work with other members of the party.