Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the senator representing Anambra North senatorial district, Senator Stella Oduah, saying she was never a member of its party.
Tribune Online learnt Oduah had, on Thursday, announced her defection from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stating that she was back to her family, after leaving the party for APC shortly before the Anambra State governorship election in November 2021.
But Anambra chapter of APC, while reacting to the exit of the party said she was ab initio, never a member of APC, talk more of leaving the party. A press release by the factional state publicity secretary of the party, Okelo Madukife, on Friday, in Awka, dismissed the senator, saying that like others who announced their defection to APC before the Anambra governorship election, they were never welcome, and accepted into the party, and can not claim to be their members.
He said: “On the contrary, Sen Oduah, alongside many PDP and APGA legislators at national and state-level never left their respective political parties for APC last year in the build-up to Anambra State governorship elections, beyond photo ops in high places, outside the state.
“They only shared an understanding to pursue an illegitimate business through APC platform, but the business failed in the face of a stout resistance from the close-knit membership in a party that fairly believes in the due process.”
The party listed other lawmakers in the same category including; Hon Chris Azubogu, Hon Vincent Ofumelu, Hon Lynda Ikpeazu and Hon Okwudili Ezenwankwo.
Others in the state assembly include; Hon Charles Obimma, Hon Carter Umeh and Hon Onyebuchi Ofor, all of who have dumped the APC and returned to their former parties.
Madukife said some of those who claimed they joined the party only did so on the pages of newspapers.
He said: “Those who sauntered in for the lure of fast lucre in political business and in the process joined in laying mines in our dynamic chapter, but were stopped by God and the APC spirit, are returning to their tents.”
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