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Saturday, 9 January 2016

Now That Uche Ekwunife Has Defected to APC, What’s Next?

Now That Uche Ekwunife Has Defected to APC, What’s Next?
Opinion: Premium Times: January 9, 2015

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"On January 8, 2016, Senator Uche Ekwunife officially announced on both her twitter and Facebook pages her defection to the ruling party, All Progressives Party (APC). In the blog post titled Why I Joined the APC, published on her official blog, Mrs Ekwunife stated the reason she defected to APC. The reason was centred on the unpreparedness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to conduct state congresses and primaries in which the party’s candidate for the forthcoming rerun election for the Anambra Central Senatorial seat would be produced."

"The defection of Mrs Ekwunife to the ruling party, APC, mirrors that determination to defeat Chief Victor Umeh. With the events that are unfolding in Anambra state as the election rerun approaches, there are critical issues that need to be examined closely, particularly within the context of Nigeria’s growing democracy."

"First, Mrs Ekwunife appears to have a knack with changing political party; hence her political tendencies tend to reflect her desperation to hold a political office at all cost."

"Second, the ruling party, APC, prides on its widely propagated mantra- change. Nigerians voted for APC with the expectation that things would be done differently from the way PDP used to do things."

"Finally, in the 2015 general elections, the majority of Anambrarians denounced APC as a political party to identify with."

You can read the full article on PremiumTimes.

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