The lawmaker representing Nkwerre/ Nwangele/Isu/Njaba Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Ugonna Ozurigbo has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The defection was confirmed in a statement on Sunday by the lawmaker’s media aide, Philip Dike.
According to the statement, Ozurigbo announced his defection during a political meeting on Saturday at his Umuozu ward in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State.
Upon defection, the legislator also announced his intention to seek a second term as the representative of his people in Abuja.
While soliciting the votes and support of the people from his constituency, the legislator confirmed his readiness to participate in the PDP primaries with a firm belief of emerging victorious.
“The member representing Nkwerre/Isu/Nwangele/Njaba Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Ozurigbo Ugonna has finally declared his intention to run for a second term for the prime House of Representatives position with the Peoples Democratic Party,” the statement reads in part.
“This comes months after it has been touted that he was considering taking the position after a collectively accepted wonderful performance in his yet to concluded first term.
“Speaking at his Umuozu Ward where the declaration took place, Hon. Ozurigbo made it known that his intention to run for a second term was on the basis of the huge development he has ushered into the federal constituency which he noted will even be surpassed in his second term.
“Ozurigbo who is also the man to beat at the coming PDP House of Representatives primaries, while speaking to the four PDP LGA delegates at their various LGA headquarters, promised to do his utmost best to bring back the lost glory of the PDP by ensuring the party comes first at the general elections.
“He noted that this would only happen if the delegates made the right decision of sending a tested and trusted candidate to represent them rather than dwelling on dismissible prejudice of sectional positioning.”
Naija News understands Ozurigbo who was the deputy speaker of the 8th Assembly of Imo State, is a loyalist of former Imo Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Credit: Naija News