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Former commissioner, supporters, join APC in Enugu

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Chief Joe Mmamel, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Enugu State, on Saturday joined the All Progressives Congress.

Mmamel completed his defection to the APC when he registered in his Agu Obowa Ward II in Ezeagu Local Government Area of the state.

He was received by his ward Chairman, Mr. Chidozie Uchenna, APC chairman in Enugu state, Dr. Ben Nwoye and the party’s national Vice Chairman in the South-East, Chief Emma Enukwu.

The former governor of the state under the platform of the PDP, Mr Sullivan Chime, was among the dignitaries who received Mmamel.

Mmamel said his decision to join the ruling party at the national level was to attract visible development to his local government and the state in general.

Mmamel, who was the first executive chairman of Ezeagu Local Government Council, said the area was in dire need of an infrastructural uplift.

He said that it would be counter-productive for Enugu state, which had always been in the limelight, to remain in a `dead’ party like the PDP.

“It is sad that the PDP is dead. Therefore, we need to align ourselves to a political party that will bring visible development to our people.

“We are going to a political party that will receive and help us realise our dreams,” he added.

Mmamel described the former governor of the state, Chime, as a father who had not shied away from taking responsibility in leading up-and-coming politicians on the right path.

In his speech, Chime said it had become imperative for those remaining in the PDP to chart a new course for themselves by looking for a better platform.

(NAN)

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