The Candidate of the Labour Party for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency in Abia State, Charles Nzechi, and five thousand of his supporters have defected to the All Progressives Congress.
This is coming few weeks after the former Commissioner of Industry, Science and Technology, Henry Ikechukwu Ikoh and the immediate Past lawmaker that represented Arochukwu constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Luke Okara Onyeani, joined APC.
Nzechi after his defection to APC noted that he has registered his Isingwu ward in Umuahia North local government area of Abia state.
His defection to APC was announced at the ceremony held at the home of one of the ward leaders of APC in Isingwu, Chibuike Ude Agomuo of Amafor Ihungwu, Umuahia North Local Government Area of the state.
Following the release of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Nigeria Senate from prison, the party has been receiving new members.
Meanwhile, the Abia State leadership of the All Progressives Congress,(APC), has dissolved the party caucus chaired by ex-Representative of Abia Central Senatorial district in the Nigeria red chamber, and Elder statesman, Senator Chris Adighije.
The Senator representing Abia North district and former Governor of the State, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu as been appointed as the new chairman of the caucus.|