Why I left PDP to APGA - Frank Nweke

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...says APC is responsible for dividing Nigeria

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Enugu State governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Mr. Frank Nweke has stated reasons why he abandoned the People's Democratic Party, PDP to pursue his gubernatorial aspiration in APGA.

Mr. Nweke who made the submission during an interactive session with representatives of major media outfits in his Enugu residence, stated that his exit from PDP was because of the injustice that exists in the party against the southeast.

According to Nweke, "our people need to face an existential challenge in this country today.

"We have been supporting every candidate of PDP from 1999, but just when it was time that in keeping with their own constitution, for our people to take their place in the headship of the party, they refused to support us. Such oppressive behavior is not only discouraging, but also offensive."

Mr Nweke who was a former Minister of Information under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, further lamented that "if Igbos have supported this group (PDP) for about 23 years, and yet, it is not long enough time for them to trust, support and show kindness to us, then what is the guarantee that in another 4years they are going to do so?

"If we are not good enough to be given the presidential ticket, then there's no moral justification to cast our vote for PDP", he said.

Expressing disappointment over the incumbent All Progressive Congress, APC administration, Mr. Nweke accused the Buhari led government of being incompetent and promoting terrorism in Nigeria. 

"The incumbent Federal government has only succeeded in destroying our economy, and they're obviously incapable of helping the situation", Nweke pointed out. 

The APGA guber standard bearer used the opportunity to call on indigenes, residence of Enugu State and the general public to support his party, stressing that "APGA was formed and structured by taking cognisance of our culture and way of life of our people.

"In making our choices, we need to decide whether people who are educated like you will continue to choose not to understand the truth or pretend we don't know the truth, and having decided whether you understand them or not, ask yourself, what can you do, or what role do you want to play in bringing about the change.

"If despite being oppressed by PDP and APC, our people still go ahead to support the parties, it means they are reinforcing bad behavior and undue sense of superiority", Nweke explained as he insists that it is wrong for the South-Easterners to support any other party, except APGA.