By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said he cannot join the All Progressives Congress (APC), pointing out that he is comfortable being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Ikpeazu, who was responding to the invitation by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to join the APC, reiterated that he will remain in the PDP to continue unrelentingly in providing dividends of democracy to every doorsteps of the Abia people.
According to him, “I don’t have any plans of joining the APC. I have tremendous respect for the Senate President whom I consider to be a solid democrat and a decent gentleman.
“His visit to Abia State today is very special to us. His appeal to me to join the progressives is expected from a politician of his stature”.
“The truth is that I am a Bishop in the PDP with a large Cathedral and followership. As a matter of fact, I want to see how I can convince the Senate President to join me in the PDP, instead of me joining him in the APC”, he submitted.
Recall that Lawan was in Abia on Thursday, where he performed official commissioning of Enyimba Automated Shoe Company at Obikabia, Obingwa Local government area of Abia state, where he wooed the Governor to join APC.
The Senate President was accompanied during the visit to Abia State by the Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji and other notable principal officers of the Senate.