Senator Uche Ekwunife, on Friday decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Ekwunife, who was inaugurated as senator in June 2015, had her election nullified by Appeal Court in Enugu on December 6, 2015, on grounds of irregularities.
The Senator, who represented Anambra Central Senatorial District, before being sacked by the court, was preparing for the supplementary election when she announced her defection.
“It’s better now for me to join the APC. Let the heat be there; I am already on campaigns for my return to the senate, to complete my contract with the people of Anambra Central District,” she said.
Subsequently, Senator Ekwunife announced on her Facebook page, the reason behind her defection to the ruling party.
“The is to officially write and confirm to all my amiable and indefatigable supporters that I, Senator (Mrs.) Uche Ekwunife (IYOM) is now a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC).”
“This decision is important as we the Igbos need to have a strong representation in the National politics. The nullification of my election by the Court of Appeal was based on the inconsistencies of Anambra State PDP Executive which is factionalised even though it is curious how all the other PDP candidates nominated under the same executive scaled through.”
“The court also ruled that a fresh election be conducted in the Central Senatorial District and with the recent publication by PDP – (see Sun Newspaper, Thursday, January 7, 2016, page 36), suspending indefinitely the State congresses and primaries scheduled for the 9th of January, 2016. It is now clear that the party is not ready to produce any candidate for the forthcoming elections.”
“Infact, the news making round is that Anambra State Government gave the PDP State Executives huge sums of tax payers money not to conduct primaries. By God’s grace I, Senator Uche Ekwunife(IYOM) is in the race and will run on the platform of APC. I urge all my loving and teeming supporters to brace up for another victory by coming out en masse on the day of election and cast their votes for me.”