17th November, 2021
By Ifeoma Aka
Chief George Eneh, a former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Eneh said he decided to join APC to wrest power from the PDP and connect the state to national politics.
He made the disclosure at his Enugu residence on Wednesday, expressing confidence in the state APC Chairman, Chief Ugochukwu Agballa, to turn things around.
According to Eneh, his supporters and Agbudu Ward in Udi LGA, where he comes from, are in agreement with his defection.
More than 200 members of APC led by Mr B.N. Nebe, pledged their loyalty to Agballa’s leadership at the event.
While welcoming the former director-general and the party members from the other camp, Agballa thanked them for their decisions.
Agballa described Eneh’s defection and pledging of loyalty to him by the others as an indication that APC was alive in Enugu State.
Meanwhile, he called on other residents of the state to join APC as it was on a rescue mission. According to him, APC was committed to taking over Enugu State Government House (Lion Building) in 2023.
“We need to occupy the Government House because it is the party that can achieve an Igbo presidency come 2023. To achieve all of these, we need all your support. Time has come for us to say no to political monopoly. You are the ones who can help us achieve that. We have a big party that can accommodate everyone,” Agballa said.