Young Progressive Party Loses Two Members To Labour Party In The State House Of Assembly


Abia state Governor, Dr Alex Otti OFR, has received the two members of Young Progressive Party YPP in the Abia state House of Assembly into the Labour party family.

The decampees are Hon Iheanacho Nwogu representing Osisioma north state constituency and Hon Fine Ahuama representing Osisioma South state constituency.

Speaking while welcoming the decampees into the Labour party family at the presidential Lodge, Government House Umuahia, Governor Otti noted that the two members have always supported his administration right from inception not minding their political affiliation.

The Governor noted that his administration has a different approach to Governance anchored on transparency, Service and merit as evident in the confirmation of a non Abian as a permanent Secretary in the Abia state civil service.

He assured members of the House of Assembly that his government will only approach them with things that will be to the best interest of Abia people, assuring the decampees of equal opportunity with old members of the party.

“One thing that I have assured members of the House of Assembly,is that because we are running a transparent kind of leadership,we will never come to you with anything untoward,we don’t have anything to hide because we are working for our people”

“I even told them in Rivers State that when you are Governing people and they’re not happy there’s something wrong with the leadership, this is because the essence of Governance is stewardship and I am happy because my people are happy”

While announcing that the Labour party will provide a level play ground for all, Governor Alex Otti urged the lawmakers to work towards emptying the entire Osisioma people into the party for Greater democracy dividends.

“So,I want to welcome you on behalf of our great party,I want to reassure you that this step is going to be one of the best decisions you have made”

“Our party has something peculiar, there’s nothing different between the old and new members, you are going to enjoy the privilege every member is enjoying, the Labour party provides a level playing field for everybody,so you’ve come to the right place”Gov Otti assured them.

He congratulated them for the bold step taking, adding that he is looking forward to receiving the Governorship candidate of their party in the last general elections.

Earlier, while presenting the two decampees to the Governor, the leader of the House and member representing Arochukwu state constituency Hon. Uchenna Kalu said the two former YPP lawmakers had earlier during plenary announced their defection into the Labour party on account of the Service-oriented leadership style of the Governor and congratulated them for their courage.

In their speeches, the member representing Osisioma north state constituency Hon. Iheanacho Nwogu and his Osisioma South counterpart Hon. Fine Ahuama informed the Governor that they had earlier during plenary announced their defection into the Labour party because of his monumental achievements in office , describing the recent flag off of the Osisioma-Ekeakpara road as one of the many projects of the Governor in the area.

They noted that belonging to the same party with Governor Alex Otti will enable them join the Governor in deepening democracy at the grassroot for the benefit of their constituents.