Hon Abraham Oba, a member of the Abia State House of Assembly and a leader of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has defected to the state’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Remember that the lawmaker, who currently represents Aba Central Constituency in the state legislature, was elected twice on the APGA platform between 2015 and 2019, with his current term expiring in 2023.
Oba was elected minority leader of the house during the inauguration of the 6th Abia State House of Assembly in June 2015, and was later removed in a controversial manner over allegations of making unflattering statements about the N30 billion loan that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu sought the house’s approval for during his first term in office.
Oba announced his formal defection from the APGA to the PDP in a letter read on the floor of the house by the Speaker, Rt. Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, on Tuesday. Oba explained that he made the decision to join the PDP after due and thorough consultations with his family, associates, and entire constituents of Aba Central.
The defected lawmaker also blamed a lack of internal democracy and a factional crisis in the APGA’s Abia branch, which, he claims, has harmed the party’s fortunes in the state.
Meanwhile, the Abia State House of Assembly vetted seven of Ikpeazu’s commissioner nominations, out of a total of twenty-one, on Tuesday.
The screening of the nominees came after Governor Ikpeazu addressed a letter to the leadership of the assembly requesting approval of the 21 nominees as Commissioners to the Abia State Executive Council.
Hon. Chinagorom Nwamkpa, Hon. Chinagorom Nwamkpa, Hon. Chinagorom Nwamkpa, Hon. Chinagorom Nwamkpa, Hon. China (Isiala Ngwa South).
Donatus Okorie Mazi (Arochukwu).
Mrs. Adaku Oseiza is a member of the Adaku Oseiza family (Umuahia South).
Sopuruchi Bekee, Hon (Obingwa).
Eze Chikamnayo, Barr (Umunneochi).
Chief. Godswill Uche Nwanoruo (Umuahia East) and Mr. Ugochukwu Emezue (Umuahia East) (Osisioma Ngwa).