Ex-PDP national chair’s wife joins APC

By Bode Olagoke


Wife of the former National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Amadu Ali, has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mrs. Marian Ali, who contested and lost the PDP Delta North Senatorial district ticket for 2015 general elections, was received at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja by the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
According to her, she left the PDP because of her desire to serve her people and the nation.
Accompanied to the APC national secretariat by a former governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Delta state and now chieftain of the APC, Chief Great Ogboru, former PENGASSAN Secretary-General, Comrade Frank Kokori, and the Delta state APC chairman, Mrs. Ali said: “A lot of persons may wonder why l am joining the All Progressives Congress (APC) – the answer is very simple -l want to continue to render service to my people and Nigeria at large. I will be doing myself a lot disservice if I don’t fulfill this burning desire in me.”
Odigie-Oyegun, who received the defector, congratulated her for her decision to leave her husband’s party for the APC.
“But l am glad now that this day has come that you are joining APC because of your determination to render service to your people and the nation, which means that you have looked around, you have looked at your environment in the PDP and you have decided consciously after deep thought that the best vehicle available today on which platform you can render that service is the APC and l want to congratulate you,” he said.
Also, Odigie-Oyegun extolled the political influence of Mrs. Ali, saying: “It is very clear from the spread, the quality and from the beauty of those who are here today that this is indeed a major event. l have heard news that today was going to happen and l was praying that there should be no change because this is one of those (Mrs. Ali) that gave us trouble and she gave PDP some levels of trouble and they too troubled her.”

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