Minority Chief Whip of the Senate and Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, says he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) because of what he called the “use of imaginary 3 man Ad-hoc delegates” by the PDP.
Abaribe, who also withdrew from the Abia governorship race under the PDP, said he will now re-contest the Abia South Senatorial seat, even as he announced that he will quit his seat as the Minority Chief Whip of the Senate.
The Senator stated in a telephone interview that the decision to quit PDP was because of the unfair treatment of the party towards him and other aspirants that vied for the governorship of Abia State for the 2023 election where, according to him, the state leadership of the party has had an “anointed aspirant” for the position.
It will be recalled that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu recently emerged as the flag bearer for the Abia South Senatorial District under the PDP. Meanwhile, political analysts in the state are of the opinion that if the Senate Minority Chief Whip makes good his intention to re-contest the Senate seat, it will be tough battle between him and Ikpeazu during the Senatorial poll in 2023.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.