Ex-PDP Senator joins APC
Senator Ayogu Eze, a former lawmaker and 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Enugu state has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Before moving to the APC, Eze had engaged in intensive consultations with political associates and stakeholders in Enugu and the ruling party, Daily Sun reports. It was gathered that a grand reception is being planned to officially receive the two-time senator, who has already registered as an APC member in his ward. APC members in the state are reportedly overjoyed over the development, as they view Eze as a strong force who will help them dislodge the PDP from power in the state come 2019. Associates of the former lawmaker disclosed that it took a lot to convince him to make to move; pointing out that what eventually won him over was their emphasis on the need to move Enugu back to mainstream politics as a means of ending marginalization of the people of the state. The former senator has reportedly confirmed joining the APC.