Chief Henry Ude, popularly know as AjimBest, a chieftain of Labour Party in Ebony, in a statement on Wednesday in Abakaliki signed by Chief Abia Onyike, the Director, Media and Publicity, Governorship Campaign Council announced his defection to Peoples Democratic Party in the state
According to Daily Post, Ude who was one of the founding fathers of Ebonyi LP, stalwart in Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, confirmed the development when he spoke with journalists in Abakaliki.
He said his decision to return to his former party was borne out of the desire to rescue the state from its political dilemma.
Ude, a founding member of PDP, was known for singlehandedly sponsoring media advertisements during the struggle for the creation of Ebonyi in the early 1990s by the military Head of State, late Gen. Sani Abacha.
He expressed optimism that the PDP could bring peace, security and freedom to the people in the state.
“I am in PDP now to join the rest of our patriotic forces who are yearning for freedom of movement, freedom of association and freedom for liberty and progress,” Ude said.
He then enjoined the people to tow his part in the new political liberation movement led by the state PDP governorship candidate, Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, to oust the APC-led administration in the state.
“I am assuring Ebonyi people that it is feasible, achievable and possible for PDP to reclaim its stolen mandate in order to reposition the state through good governance to cater for the welfare and well-being of the masses.
“The secret of life is, ‘have no fear’ when you are being pushed and you continue to run, you will never stop running. With the help of Almighty God, Ebonyi will be free again,” he said.