From Uchenna Ezeadigwe,
The Social Democratic Party’s candidate for House of Representatives in the last general elections, Hon. Chuka Sunnyside Okafor on Sunday collapsed his SDP structure for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) along with supporters, friends and party faithful.
In his welcome address, the chairman of APGA in Nnewi South Local Government Area, Hon. Osuchukwu Azubuike welcomed the former SDP House of Representatives candidate back to the ruling party in Anambra State.
Azubuike said that APGA is not just a political party but a family and a movement which would win the November 6 governorship election with a landslide victory. He said that his party would surprise the opposition political parties in the governorship polls because it is rooted in Anambra State.
“I went to SDP to contest the House of Representatives election not for personal aggrandizement but to get justice for our constituency that has been marginalized for a long period of time.
“Aguata and Ihiala Local Government Areas have twenty political wards just like Nnewi South, but the surprising thing is that the duo is independent while Nnewi South is attached to Nnewi North, which has been taking almost everything.
“People from Nnewi North are occupying the senatorial and House of Representatives seats yet they still want us to vote for Nnewi man during governorship election, for me I think this development is an affront on the people of Nnewi South. I am passionate about going to House of Reps to get redress for this injustice.” he added.
Also speaking, the chairman transition committee (TC) in Nnewi South Local Government Area, Hon. Chiloka Okoye said that the returning politician is big catch for APGA. He however said that the former House of Representatives hopeful has always been a strong member of APGA who went to SDP to try his popularity noting that Okafor is returning to his former party when all hands are needed on the deck for APGA’s victory in next governorship election.
The member representing Nnewi South 1 in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon. Ozobia congratulated the former SDP strongman for returning to APGA.
Okafor’s triumphant return to APGA saw prominent politicians in Nnewi South Local Government Area and beyond trooping to his Ochi International Hotel, Amichi to witness the epoch making event.