The presidential ambition of the Labour Party (LP) flagbearer, Peter Obi, has suffered a setback as one of the party chieftains in Ebonyi State, Engr. Henry Ude, popularly known as Ajim Best, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Addressing reporters on Wednesday in Abakaliki, the state capital, Ude said he decided to return to the PDP to work for the victory of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
He added that his decision to return to PDP was to help actualize his dream for the people of Ebonyi state as a Founding Father and to join in the current struggle to free Ebonyi state from APC bondage.Ude said that he was convinced that the PDP has the capacity and capability to restore peace, security and freedom to the common masses in the state.He said: “I am in PDP now to join the rest of our patriotic forces who are yearning for freedom of movement, freedom of association and freedom for liberty and progress”.
Ude assured Ebonyi people that it is feasible, achievable and possible for PDP to reclaim its stolen mandate from the APC government in the state.He also enjoined the people of Ebonyi state to join the new political liberation movement led by the Governorship Candidate of PDP, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii to develop the state.
He said: “I am assuring Ebonyi people that it is feasible, achievable and possible for PDP to reclaim its stolen mandate in order to reposition the state through good governance to cater for the welfare and well-being of the masses.
“The secret of life is, ‘Have no fear’; when you are being pushed and you continue to run, you will never stop running. With the help of Almighty God, Ebonyi will be free again”.