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Ebonyi NNPP Gubernatorial Candidate, 2000 Others Defect To APC

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THE gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Ebonyi State, Prophet Chris Adol-Awam, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday alongside 2, 000 other party members.

Adol-Awam made this known while addressing newsmen shortly after a meeting with party members at his residence in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi State.

Adol-Awam defected alongside his running mate and party members across 171 political wards and 13 local government areas of the state.


He stated that the decision to collapse the NNPP structure into the ruling APC was due to the myriad of crises rocking the party in the state.

According to him: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the end of my journey with the NNPP. After careful consideration and introspection, I have resolved to return to the party that I consider my true political home, the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

Explaining the rationale for the decision, Adol-Awam said: “Before the merger that brought together the then ACN, ANPP, CPC, and a faction of APGA to form the APC, I played a pivotal role in bringing the ACN into Ebonyi State in 2010. I had the privilege of being a gubernatorial candidate for the party in the 2011 general elections. Moreover, I sponsored all 24 House of Assembly candidates of the party in that same election and actively contributed to the merger process. My commitment to the ideals of the APC has always been unwavering.

“With this in mind, I am proud to announce that I am returning to the APC, the party I call home. I am bringing with me the teeming grassroots structures that have been established across the 13 local government areas of the state. Together, we will align with a government of unity for the greater interest of the Ebonyi people.”

He further claimed that his decision to join the APC was rooted in his sense of responsibility and a genuine desire to serve the people.

“I remain committed to championing the cause of progress, development, and good governance for the benefit of all. Together, let us strive to build a prosperous Ebonyi State that we can all be proud of,” he stated.

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