About 3,000 decampees from APGA and APC and other Parties from the 13 wards of Bende LGA have been received into the People’s. Democratic Party (PDP) with an assurance that their interest will be highly protected.
Speaking while receiving the Party faithful during a Bende PDP Unity Rally held at the Practising School Uzuakoli, in Bende LGA, the Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu commended their foresight in coming into the PDP fold and assured. them that have taken the bold step, they will enjoy all the rights and privileges other members have been enjoying.
Dr Ikpeazu represented by his Deputy Sir Ude Oko Chukwu reiterates the resolve of his administration to replicate the tremendous transformation and infrastructural development currently going on in Aba to other parts of Abia.
The Governor urged the new PDP members to see the total winning of PDP in subsequent elections as a great challenge that they must surmount and pointed out that having been accepted as full-fledged members of PDP, they should embark on winning more docile members into the fold so that together, they will take the Local Govt Area to greater heights.
In their remarks, The member representing Bende South State Constituency, Chief Emmanuel Ndubuisi, the Chairman Bende LGA, Chief Emmanuel Onwuchekwa, the State PDP Chairman, Chief Asiforo Okere represented by Chief Gabriel Elendu and Bende PDP Chairman, Chief Dike C Dick while welcoming them said PDP is a party that believes in equity and capable of accommodating all and assured them that they will never regret coming into the PDP.
Also contributing, the Deputy Chairman of Bende LGA, Mr Promise Uzoma, former Commissioner for Tourism, Mrs Loveth Ojo Adimoha, Chief James Okpara, Chief Ukwu Rocks Emma, Chief P.C. Mba, a PDP Chieftain Chief Iheanyi Chinasa and Chief P.C. Onyegbu while unanimously welcoming the decampees to a democratic party and assured that they are determined to take back Bende State and National Constituencies come 2023.
In their various remarks, the leaders of the decampees, Mr Alaeligwe of All Progressive Grand Alliance( APGA) Prince Emeka Igwe from All Progressive Congress ( APC) and an APC woman leader, Mrs Mercy Abraham on behalf of others said they decided to join the PDP having witnessed the kinetic and tremendous development the Governor is doing across the State
The event which featured the formal renouncing of the membership of their former Parties by the decampees attracted the presence of top Govt Officials and PDP chieftains from Bende LGA.