By NewsCritic Reporters
The Labour Party, LP, 2019 House of Representatives candidate for Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat, Chief Charles Nzechi has joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, in his Isingwu ward.
Nzechi few months back renounced his membership of the Labour Party under which platform he contested for the Reps seat in 2019, without disclosing his new party of choice. However, NewsCritc can authoritatively report that the former All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, member has defected to APC under which platform he intends to actualise his 2023 political ambition.
As at press time, it was not clear which office Nzechi plans to run for in 2023, however, sources disclosed that he might seek to actualise his House of Reps ambition or run for the Umuahia North state constituency seat election. This reporter could not reach him at the time of press to confirm his next political ambition.
His defection to APC was formalised at a ceremony held at the house of one of the ward leaders of APC in Isingwu, Chibuiko Ude Agomuo of Amafor Ihungwu, Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State during the week. The APC ward leader and other officials were in attendance, together with some party loyalists and Nzechi supporters.
Though he was not physically present at the event owing to the COVID-19 global lockdown which prevented international flights from operating, his representatives said he would return when the situation relaxes to register at the LGA level.
It was gathered that the party supporters that witnessed his joining APC were entertained and given their transport money.
The APC in Abia state is witnessing influx of politicians to the party in recent times, especially with the release of senator Orji Uzor Kalu from prison. Chief Henry Ikoh, a PDP chieftain and former commissioner has joined APC, likewise Dr Alex Otti who is highly speculated to be on his way to APC. He was rumoured to be preparing to declare at the house of APC Board of Trustees member, Prince BB APugo before the COVID-19 lockdown disrupted the plan. Also prominent APGA members in the state have equally joined the party ahead of 2023 General Election.