Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has experienced a setback as a result of Engr. Henry Ude, also known as Ajim Best, leaving the party to join the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday in the state capital of Abakaliki, Ude announced his decision to rejoin the PDP and support Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate.
He added that his decision to return to PDP was to help actualize his dream for the people of Ebonyi state as a Founding Father and to join in the current struggle to free Ebonyi state from APC bondage.
Ude said that he was convinced that the PDP has the capacity and capability to restore peace, security and freedom to the common masses in the state.
He said: “I am in PDP now to join the rest of our patriotic forces who are yearning for freedom of movement, freedom of association and freedom for liberty and progress”.
Ude assured Ebonyi people that it is feasible, achievable and possible for PDP to reclaim its stolen mandate from the APC government in the state.
He also enjoined the people of Ebonyi state to join the new political liberation movement led by the Governorship Candidate of PDP, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii to develop the state.
He said: “I am assuring Ebonyi people that it is feasible, achievable and possible for PDP to reclaim its stolen mandate in order to reposition the state through good governance to cater for the welfare and well-being of the masses.
“The secret of life is, ‘Have no fear’; when you are being pushed and you continue to run, you will never stop running. With the help of Almighty God, Ebonyi will be free again”.