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*By David Uka, Abakaliki*
Ahead of 2019 general elections the former Minister of State for Power and Steel, Chief Goddy Ogbagha has defected to Peoples Democratic party PDP from the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Chief Ogbagha had left the PDP alongside his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Ogbagha, a serving Commissioner and former member House of Representatives for All Progressive Congress APC to contest the senatorial seat for Ebonyi North zone but lost during the primaries to Chief Mathias Adum.
Ogbaga a retired permanent secretary in the state made a U-turn to his former party after a delegation from PDP went to appeal to him to return.
The former minister and pioneer Clerk of Ebonyi State House of Assembly while speaking to newsmen in Abakaliki said his coming back to the APC is to nurture the party to ensure they gain victory come 2019 general election.
His words: “The entire PDP party stalwarts, elders of the state,and government officials technically emptied into my house at Onwe road, but frankly it was an intimidating crowd, not just the crowd but the qaulity of personalities.
“They came specifically to appeal to me to come back. We know what happened about two months ago, all movement’s were made, people migrated to other parties due to one grievance or the other.
“The reason why they came was because I was among the founders of the party, in 1998 when I was a minister,and àmong the financier of the party during the formation. Since that time I have remained committed and faithful member of the party till now.
“So this period, a lot of people continued showing interest including Bishops, elders and friends, across the state were pleading and saying look don’t abandon your house.
“If you don’t listen to what human beings are saying is it the voice of the spirit that you will listen to? The answer is no.
“So I saw it as an honor, after listening to all the appeals even from my supporters I deemed it necessary to come back and help nurture the House I joined in building especially now that we are in election period” he stated.
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