Abia State: Why I dumped PDP for APC – Uche Ogah

Uche Ogah joins APC

It’s no longer rumuor that the president of Masters Energy Group, Mr. Uche Ogah has dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ogah who was in PDP during the 2015 governorship election in Abia State said he dumped the party after loosing out his appeal at the Supreme court against the incumbent governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

According to him, “It is not a rumor, it is the truth,” Ogah said, while speaking with journalists at his Unuaku country home in Isuikwuato local government, Abia State.

He further said, “You know after the Supreme Court decision on the 2015 Abia Governorship Election, I took time to rest (and) after careful consultations, I decided to finally join APC even though many political parties had approached me to join them”.

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On why he dumped his formal political party, PDP, The oil magnet said;

“The way PDP is structured in Abia is like a cult. Cult is not for the masses. Cult protects the interest of its members alone and popularises itself. In Abia state, people are sitting on the resources of the entire state, sharing public fund among themselves. I believe that anything that will not benefit or interest the masses, I get myself out of it. My belief is adding value to the lives of the people”.

Ogah explained that he joined APC because it is “a party at the centre and Abia as a state needs the party,” adding that “those in APC are all progressives and the party is well positioned.”

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On his political plan for 2019, Ogah said he was yet to make up his mind whether or not he would once again throw his hat in the ring for Abia governorship race.

“For now, I have not made up my mind on the 2019 governorship race in Abia state. I believe that the party APC will choose who runs and that person must be the best. It is not about saying it is this party or the other, APC will rule Abia,” he said.

Meanwhile, the masters energy boss further assured that PDP must be dethroned in Abia, which according to him, was in dire need of good governance.

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“I believe in change. As long as Abia State is concerned, the state needs a change for better governance and to achieve this, Abians voting for APC in 2019 is the answer”.


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