2019: Senator Stella Oduah dumps PDP, joins news party
Senator Stella Oduah has reportedly dumped the Peoples Democratic Party and moved to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
According to Nigerian Tribune, the senator moved to the party on Tuesday, June 5 where she was received by members of the party national working committee led by its chairman, Victor Oye
The former minister for aviation said she was inspired by what APGA was doing in the south east.
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She said: “APGA is a movement, it cares about the other person and that’s what I think politics is all about. You should be able to make a difference, enhance the life of average man and woman in your constituency. I am impressed by the holistic movement which APGA stands for, that’s what I cherish. I thank the party for giving me the opportunity to be here and be part of human development. We have a governor in Anambra, Willie Obiano that stands for transformation and a national chairman that isn’t myopic in his worldview and wants APGA to grow beyond the south-east.
“I want to also appreciate my colleague in the Senate, Victor Umeh. He is an epitome of what a legislator should be. He is one of the most brilliant, sagacious and committed sons of Igboland.”
Senator Umehin his reaction said Oduah’s addition had swelled the party.
He said: “We are very happy to have accompanied Senator Stella Oduah to this secretariat. We are confident that under my successor APGA will grow. We need more senators, governors and members of House of Representatives. That’s how we can grow. With Senator Oduah we are now eight and we are the third largest party in Nigeria. I am very happy. I have been alone since I joined the Senate I now have a companion. With our members in House of Representatives, we can confidently talk about APGA caucus in the National Assembly. With what we have seen today, the weight of APGA caucus is increasing.”
Labaran Maku who is the national secretary of the party said: “This has shown that APGA will grow from strength to strength. Imo state would have been under APGA today, but for Governor Rochas Okorocha movement to APC. We should have been talking about four governors but we are hopeful that the future is brighter than yesterday. I have known Senator Oduah to be a woman of strength and a mobiliser in the Senate.
“She has made a tremendous impact and she will improve on that in the Senate. Our members in the House of Representatives have equally been adding value. Our governor in Anambra has shown that this country can live in peace and stability, Governor Obiano has shown that APGA is a national brand and we shall continue to add value to democracy.”
Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has asked the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to immediately start winding up and fuse into the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said through a statement by his spokesperson, Sam Onwuemeodo.