Chief Tony Ndanenu, a chieftain of Delta All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured that the defection of Ndokwa East executives to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will not affect APC’s chances in the coming elections.
Ndanenu who is the APC Ndokwa East Delta House of Assembly candidate gave the assurance in an interview with newsatlarge on Sunday in Abuja while reacting to the development.
He explained that the executives had earlier been suspended from the APC for anti party activities before they defected to the PDP.
According to him, the executives include:Austin Ogbolu, Lucky Dikadi (Legislative Aide to the Deputy Senate President and the Local Government Area Deputy Co-ordinator ) Jude Ezimadu (secretary), Obah Emmanuel (youth leader) Nkechi Ogude ( Legal Adviser) and Austine Chikodi.
“These group of thieves were caught holding secret meeting with PDP leadership in Bayelsa, and we caught them at the hotel where they were having the meeting.
“These men can’t be called men of honour, but thieves and infidel that should be done away with, they are shameless, some of them can even sell their mothers for any amount,” Ndanenu said.
He further alleged that the leadership of the opposition PDP in the state was using money to lore APC members to the party’s fold.
According to him, the decampees were offered huge sums of money and were promised political appointments.
“It is also on record that negotiation is still on for a supposed high profile decampees in Ugheli South, this decampees is raging to be rated in same category like that of Ndokwa East and others,” he said.
Ndanenu, however, assured that irrespective of the defection of the suspended executives to the PDP, and contrary to speculations, the APC in Ndokwa East remained a united family.
He added that defection of party members was a normal in every political party, especially during electioneering period.
He called on APC members and supporters in Delta to keep faith with the party, saying that a better Delta would be assured under an APC-led government at all levels.
He said party members should not in anyway be deterred, but to continue working round the clock to ensure the party’s victory in the coming elections.
Ndanenu reassured that a vote for him, was a vote for representative good governance, democracy dividends and better life of all Ndokwa East residents.
He said Chief Kris Oputa had been appointed as the new Ndokwa East Chairman of the APC to replace the suspended and now in PDP Augustine Ogbolu.
Ndanenu said Oputa was appointed because the party’s leadership trusted in his ability to galvanise it and lead it to victory in the coming general elections.
However, Lucky Dikeadi, while giving reason for their defection to the PDP, complained that Mr Friday Osanebi APC Deputy Governorship candidate was not carrying them along in the party’s activities.
Dikeadi untill his defection to the PDP, was a Special Assistant to the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-agege, on Legislative Matters and LGA Co-ordinator.
He added that the executives were not receiving any benefits from Osanebi who according to him, is not interested their welfare.
Dikeadi also expressed dissatisfaction with the way the APC was being managed in the state and in Ndokwa East especially.
“We are tired of too much promises and no action, and also no committee to resolve all pending issues,” he said.
Also speaking, Ezimadu, Secretary APC Ndokwa East and one of the decampees refuted the allegation that PDP leadership gave them large sums of money and offered them political appointments to join the party’s fold.
He said it was an allegation that could not be substantiated.
“It’s an allegation they should substantiate it, we genuinely left APC,” he stressed(http://newsatlarge.ng)