Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2013 poll in Anambra State and the member representing Anambra East and West in the House of Representatives, Chief Tony Nwoye, has finally dumped the party for All Progressives Congress, APC.
There are indications that Nwoye, who was also a former Anambra State chairman of PDP, will vie for the 2017 governorship election on the platform of APC and serious consultations towards that are already ongoing in and outside Anambra State.
Addressing stakeholders from Anambra East and Anambra West in his country home at Nsugbe in Anambra East local government area during cash empowerment he granted them,
Nwoye said he would soon declare officially for APC, adding, however, that his immediate concern is to empower the people of the constituency, who made it possible for him to be elected into the House of Representatives.
According to him, many people in the state have lost confidence in PDP, arguing that their best alternative is APC, which, he added, is striving to correct the mistakes of the past federal administration.
He said: “I am no longer satisfied with what is happening in PDP. I no longer have anything to do with the party and I will soon officially declare for APC. I won’t force my followers to follow me, but they are free to join me in the movement to APC because politics is a matter of choice.”
Nwoye said he is very confident that President Muhammadu Buhari would transform Nigeria, adding that what the president needs is the support of all Nigerians.
He said: “President Buhari means well for this country and he needs to be given a chance to execute his programmes for the people. My position on this has nothing to do with political affiliation.”