Former Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Abia, Dr. Anthony Agbazuere has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The onetime Special Adviser on Public Orientation to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, and former chairman of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of the state told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, that he left the PDP due to alleged impunity in the party.
Agbazuere alleged that the state chapter of the PDP was filled with anti democratic forces which had made it impossible for good governance to thrive in the state.
“As a democrat, I cannot continue to remain in a party that does not respect the wish of the people.
“There is impunity and imposition of candidates in the PDP and the only way to go is to join a progressive party,” Agbazuere said.
“I will soon address a news conference on my defection to the APC, but the fact remains that I am no longer in the PDP,”
Reacting, the state APC Chairman, Mr Donatus Nwankpa, confirmed that the former commissioner had joined the party.
Nwankpa said, “The process of joining a party is from the ward. I can confirm to you that Abgazuere has joined our party from the ward and I met him yesterday as a member of the APC,” .