Breaking: PDP lawmaker, Kelechi Onuzuruike’s immediate elder brother, Chima, join APC in Abia
By Chijindu EmeruwaChief Chima Onuzuruike, the only and immediate elder brother to the current Honorable member representing Umuahia North Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly and chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Kelechi Onuzuruike, has joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) backed by Chief Ikechi Emenike, in Abia.
His younger brother, Hon Kelechi Onuzuruike is the chairman, House Committee on Environment, and currently serving second term in office as lawmaker representing Umuahia North constituency after he was announced the winner of the keenly contested 2019 House of Assembly election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The new member, Chief Chima Onuzuruike, who hailed from Nkwoegwu Ohuhu clan in Umuahia North local government area of Abia state, formally announced his entry into the APC when he received the ward, LG and State Executive Committee members of the party, including notable leaders of APC from the state, associates, admirers and well-wishers, at a well attended and elaborate event held at his Nkwoegwu residence, on Sunday.
Explaining the rationale behind his entry into the APC during the declaration event, Chief Onuzuruike, said that he decided to pitch his tent with the progressive party to contribute own quota towards entrenching true democratic governance in the state, and as well as deepening democracy in the nation as a whole.
He assured the leadership of the party at the ward, local government and state levels of unshaken and unwavering supports towards advancing the interest and welfare of the people and equally on the yearnings of millions of Abians for effective and responsive governance.
Chief Onuzuruike promised to abide by democratic and political ideologies of the party, and as well as, its manifesto at deepening internal democracy in All Progressive Congress in Abia state.
He also used the fora to laud the sterling leadership acumen and styles of the party leader in Abia State, and Secretary, APC National Convention Committee on Contacts, Strategy and Mobilization, High Chief Ikechi Emenike, for his genuine committment to the development of APC, and for giving the progressive party a facelifts, that fostered the overwhelming and unprecedented acceptability of APC by majority of Abia populaces being seen today.
According to the Umuahia-born politician, “I must thank almighty God for this great and joyous day, where I have decided to align with patriotic and progressive-minded Abians on their desire to enthrone true democracy and ensure its dividends are brought to the doorsteps of the people. I will also want use this great fora to commend the APC leader in Abia, High Chief Ikechi Emenike for remaining symbolic to the development of the party in Abia. Chief Emenike’s immense contributions and sacrifices towards the party growth and development cannot be overemphasized. I commend his steadfastness, committment and geniuity to the party’s development, not only in Abia, and entire southeast region.
Onuzuruike further congratulated Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu on his recent inauguration as the new Abia State Chairman of the APC, expressing total confidence in the ability of the new state Chairman to take the party on the path of electoral success particularly now the 2023 general election is fast approaching.
On their separate speeches during the declaration ceremony, on Sunday, a prominent APC stakeholder in Umuahia North local government area, Barrister Ugochukwu Ndubuka, APC chairman, Okaigua Nkwoegwu Ward and other executive members, commended Chief Chima Onuzuruike for his decision joinimg the progressive party, assuring the new member of equal and fair treatments, and as well as provision of level playing ground with older members.
The highpoints of the declaration ceremony was issuance of APC Membership card to the international businessman cum politician, Mr. Chima Onuzuruike by the ward executive committee members.
Source: Chijindu Emeruwa