From Okey Sampson, Aba
The younger brother of former Senate President, Chief Adolphus Wabara, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Chief Marc Wabara, has left the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Wabara’s defection, which has further strengthened the APC in Ukwa East/West Federal Constituency and the state in general, has been lauded and described as long-awaited move by the leadership of the party in the state.
Speaking after a closed-door meeting with members of the APC state working committee (SWC), Marc Wabara said he decided to join the APC to enable him to play an all-inclusive role in the development of his area in particular and the state in general.
He promised to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience in politics and private business to making the party formidable in Ukwa, the state and the country at large.
“In terms of value and experience, under PDP, I was two-time gubernatorial candidate. I have structures in all the 17 local government areas. I have been in the private sector for several years before retiring. My goodwill, my experience both in the private and political sectors, I believe, I will bring onboard. So, from day one, I will hit the ground running.”
He also used the opportunity to call on Abians and Nigerians to pray for the recuperation and quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari, whose war against corruption and insurgency have been yielding positive fruits that previous governments failed to achieve.
The Abia State APC publicity secretary, Comrade Ben Godson, disclosed that the people of Ukwa East and West have unanimously adopted Wabara as the leader of the party in the area, adding that Wabara’s coming into the APC would help it to grow in leaps and bounds in Ukwa.
Godson who said he was happy that “a man of such a huge political class has joined APC means that the party’s intention of controlling power in Abia State come 2019 is coming to fruition” and described such decision as a wise one.
The APC Publicity Secretary while assuring that the party was not leaving any stone unturned, went ahead to disclose that more notable Abians were formalizing the process of joining the party in no distant time.