Former governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime has started moves to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Punch reports.
Chime served as the governor of Enugu State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party from 2007 to 2015.
Spokesman of the APC in the South-East, Hyacinth Ngwu disclosed this in a Facebook post on Thursday night.
Ngwu wrote on his timeline; “Breaking News: Today, His Excellency Barr. Sullivan Iheanacho Chime, immediate past governor of Enugu State, joins APC”,
Defending the ex-governor’s move, Ngwu wrote, “I wonder how some of the opposite politicians talk. If their member is questioned by EFCC or ICPC or invited by the Police, they will shout to the heavens, ‘victimisation, oppression of political opponents’.
“But when the same person defects to (APC), a better party with vision for Nigeria, they roar that the same defected to avoid interrogation by EFCC, ICPC or the Police. Haba, which way my people?”
Ngwu also stated that the defection has not been completed, while stating that a statement will be released to announce it.
He said; “He has started discussions with us, whenever he is going to declare, I will let you know.
“Consultations are still going on,”.