NO fewer than 285 members of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in Ebonyi State, have decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The event, which took place at Ezza North Local Government Area of the state during Governor Martin Elechi’s ‘Thank You’ visit and commissioning of projects in the area, saw the decampees in their numbers pledging allegiance and support for the ruling party in the state.
Governor Elechi, who welcomed the decampees to the party, urged the people of the area to desist from violence, especially during elections, noting that such an action was inimical to the growth and development of the state.
On the forthcoming local government election, the governor warned that any candidate found guilty of promoting or sponsoring mayhem to win election would be denied prospective political positions and made to face the music.
He told the people of Ezza North LGA that his administration was not bearing any grudge against them for not voting for him during the last April governorship election, adding that it was their right to either vote or not.
He assured them that as soon as peace returned to the area, his administration would ensure accelerated development across the local government area.