Exclusive: Abia governor, Ikpeazu set to dump PDP for APC

By Our Correspondent
There are indication that Abia State governor, Dr. Victor Okezie Ikpeazu has concluded arrangement to dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The indication follows series of high level between Ikpeazu and some highly placed members of the APC regarding the timing and what the APC is offering him to dump the PDP, should he cross over.
A source close to the governor told BLACKFACE in a telephone chat that “The defection will happen but what is being done is how and when it will happen.”
Giving more insight into the negotiations that are ongoing, the source who pleaded not to be mentioned stated that several strategy meetings have been going on between the governor and key political figures in the state since December.
“The meetings were aimed at finding a way out of the threat posed by Uche Ogah’s moves in the court to ensure that Governor Ikpeazu is sacked as the governor of the state.” He said.
According to the source,there is an agreement already on ground between Uche Ogah and the APC, that he will defect to the APC if they help him win the case currently being heard at the Supreme Court.
The source added that the agreement has heightened Ogah’s chances of winning the case and thus becoming the Governor of Abia State.
The source said that with the APC desperate to have a solid foothold in the South East, the party’s chieftains are committed to helping whoever will defect to the APC win the court case.
He stated that the above scenario is likely going to decide who wins the case, Governor Ikpeazu and his allies have begun to strategize on possibly defecting to the APC. This, the source say, would improve the governor’s chances of winning.
If Governor Ikpeazu defects, it is expected that top ranking politicians from the state, will defect with him, thus effectively making Abia State an APC state.

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