By Ajibola Abayomi,
Senator Sonni Ogbuoji representing Ebonyi South senatorial district, on December 31, decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The senator showed up at the APC Southeast Caucus meeting, which held at the Uburu, Ohaozara country home of the Science and Technology minister, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, to announce his defection.
The senator claimed that the PDP is currently riddled with crisis, far beyond what many can see and added that the level of governance offered by PDP governors is detrimental to the party and Ndigbo.
“I am one of those who believe that the issue of Igbo marginalisation cannot be corrected by shouting in the media.
“Igbo have a responsibility to determine what should happen about marginalisation. It’s not to wait for other people who are interested in the same thing to give it to us, it’s not going to work.
“I believe that by joining forces; sharing ideas with those who are already in APC, we have a better chance of improving on what we have.
“The level of governance that we are receiving from PDP governors is not going to help the case of the PDP and Igbo. So, there is no need offending ourselves that PDP is an Igbo party; it’s far from it.
“As we speak today, APGA may lay claim to being an Igbo party, but certainly, PDP cannot lay claim to be an Igbo party. “That’s why there is the need to rethink about what happens to Igbo from 2019.”