By NWOGHA NDUBUISI ANDY, Abakaliki
The erstwhile Minister of State for Power and Steel who was also Senatorial aspirant of Ebonyi North Zone in the recently concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries, Chief Goddy Ogbaga on Monday 4th December, 2018 dumped the party for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Chief Ogbaga made this known to newsmen in his Onwe road resident, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The former minister who left Peoples Democratic Party, before the primaries for All Progressives Congress over what he termed marginalization of his people as the only local government area in the zone that had not produced a Senator, formally announced his return noting that he took the decision following the visit of some political allies and party stakeholders who have been keeping in touch with him and appealed he returns back to the party he was part of the foundation.
Chief Ogbaga hinted that irrespective of his earlier exit that his allies have been communicating him to return to the party in ensuring the developmental strides of the current government is sustained.
“This morning, not just party elders but including elders of the state and entire govt which formed intimidating crowd entered my compound and show me honour”.
They appealed to me,tl they were there when due to grievances some people left the party which I was one of them.
“Right from 1999 we have been part of the party as active members, but this time I left the party but have returned to contribute to the entronement of the current government.”
“Many people including Bishops keep paying interest and asking that I should not abandon the house I have been part of.
After several leaders including governor appealed, and now govt and other elders of the state were here, after taking account and listening to my supporters asking I should not abandon the house.”
However, he noted that after All Progressives Congress primaries that several parties have been clamouring he joined them but he said he has to listen to God where he was directed him to accept his return.
He further noted that for over few months of All Progressives Congress primaries that none of those who lost the posts they were vying for have been reconciled to forge the party forward,
Stressing that People’s Democratic Party faithful who visited him showed to him more love and honour he never expected.