A former House of Representatives aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, has joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ebonyi State.
At a rally to announce his defection in Ngo, Ohaukwu local government, Agbo received the SDP’s endorsement to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
He said: “Truly, my resignation from my former party, the APC is because the party is bedevilled with lack of internal democracy, injustice and fraught with irregularities, calumny and political atrocities.
“We made personal sacrifices, formed a merger and paddled a common boat propelled with a vision to emancipate the good people of our dear state but some political ‘Judases’ in a bid to push their own selfish interest betrayed our trust.
“They dashed the hope of our people and returned vanity for our collective costly labour and efforts.
“I became disenchanted and disappointed at the lack of healthy party politics and healthy internal party democracy in APC, the hollowness of the party executive as well as a deliberate and wanton disregard to party rules and guidelines.
“Indeed, the APC we laboured for at the risk of our personal comforts and investments is now converted to an ‘auction’ market where the highest bidder takes it all.
“Consequently, things fell apart in the party and those of us whose vision for a better Ebonyi cannot be shattered left the party not for personal gains but for the over-riding interest of our dear state.”