By Sam Obinna Ibe
The All Progressives Congress, (APC) Abia chapter, has disclosed that plans are under way to hold a mega rally in the state where it hopes to unveil heavy weight politicians that have recently joined the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party boasted that efforts are also on to send the PDP packing from the Government House in Umuahia in 2019, stressing that the mega rally planning committee would use the occasion to prove that the APC was on ground in Abia.
The chairman of the committee, Acho Obioma, who dismissed the claims the party has no following in Abia, said the antics of the PDP to discredit the party would not hold water, instead noted that the PDP was already jittery because of the number of heavy weight politicians that have defected to the APC.
The member of the House of Representatives berated the PDP-led government in the state for not doing enough to provide the dividends of democracy to Abians who voted them to power.
He said that the APC would use the rally to make a statement by showcasing the timber and calibre of Abians, who have dumped PDP for APC because of the unimpressive performance of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led PDP government in Abia.
Earlier, the state chairman, Chief Donatus Nwankpa, said the collapse of infrastructure in Abia should be the concern of all and assured that the APC government would address that.
Among the top names that recently defected from the PDP to the APC are former governor of Abia, Dr Orji Uzo Kalu, Dr Uche Sampson Ogah, chairman of Master Energy, Dr Marc Wabara, former Hallmark Bank MD,/CE etc.
National chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun and President Mohammadu Buhari are expected to grace the occasion.