Former Deputy Speaker, Chibudum Nwuche Defects to APC

imageFormer Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, has resigned his membership of the party.

In a letter dated March 29, and addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, Nwuche said he “had watched with dismay the party’s descent into cabalism and god-fatherism as certain individuals became practical owners of the party’s structures and ensured that many persons with capacity and integrity had no opportunity to serve and remained shut out of governance.”

He blamed PDP leaders for not being able to stand up in defence of the truth and in support of the representational democracy, adding that his decision to quit the party was made a long time but was delayed in order to allow conclusion of the presidential poll.

Nwuche further recalled with sadness that “most respected pioneer leaders and founding fathers of the party such as former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Chief Barnabas Gemade amongst others who were natural rallying points for the party were marginalised and have since left the party on account of these injustices”

Nwuche further noted that he has “been a serial victim of this injustice in our party where my peoples’ wish to have me represent them at the senate has been frustrated twice in spite of my enormous popularity in my senatorial zone and my state as a whole, and even after winning the primaries.”

As part of the move for a possible realignment, THISDAY gathered that the former Deputy Speaker’s kinsmen are billed to meet with him today at his country home in Ochigba town, Ahoda Local Government in Rivers State to persuade him to consider joining forces with the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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