A member of the Anambra House of Assembly, Onyebuchi Offor, who dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress in the buildup to the November 6 governorship election, has returned to the PDP.
Offor, who is the member representing Ekwusigo Constituency and holds to position of Minority Leader, announced his return to the PDP during plenary on Thursday.
While announcing his return he said, “Two months ago, I announced my defection from PDP to APC on the floor of this House. I have tested the waters and realised that my former party, PDP, is better.
“So, I want to humbly inform this House that I’m going back to my party, PDP.”
Reacting to the development, the member representing Ogbaru state constituency, said “Your ( Offor’s) defection to APC was a big blow to the PDP in Anambra. If you did not defected, perhaps the PDP would have performed better in the governorship election.But we welcome you back to PDP where you rightly belonged.”
The member representing Idemili-South State constituency, Chuka Ezewunne, described Offor’s defection during the poll as a great temptation.
Ezenwune said, “As a founding member of PDP, I know Offor well and he is a good friend, though temptation drew him to APC. We are happy to welcome him back to PDP and we urge other members to come back home.”
Speaking, Emeka Aforka, representing Orumba North constituency, urged the lawmakers who defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance to APC during the election to return.
He said, “APGA is the winning party in Anambra and home to all. I urge members who left APGA to emulate Offor and come back home.
No fewer than six members of the Anambra Stare House of Assembly abandoned their political parties for the APC during the poll, including the deputy governor of the state, Dr Nkem Okeke and about seven members of the National Assembly.