Former federal lawmaker resigns from YPP, declares support for Soludo

Candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the 2023 National Assembly election for the Idemili Federal Constituency, Stanley Okeke, has resigned his membership YPP, citing the need for equity and the performance of Gov Soludo in Anambra as the major reason for his resignation.

Okeke disclosed this during a meeting with his supporters and allies across the Idemili Federal Constituency, which was held at his country home in Nkpor, Anambra State.

Addressing the gathering, Ụgbọ, as he is popularly called, appreciated his supporters for their loyalty and steadfastness over the years, particularly for sticking with him even when it appeared all hope was lost. He assured them that he would continue to reciprocate their support and loyalty, stating that the bond he has with them will continue to grow in leaps.

While urging his supporters to keep faith with him as he pondered on his next political move, Okeke said, “After very extensive consultation across the board, I wish to announce my resignation as a member of the Young Peoples Party(YPP).

“I thank the leadership of the party for their support over the years. However, the dynamics of Anambra politics necessitate that I move on at this point and support collective decisions that enhance the growth of our state. ”

He continued: “I believe in equity and fairness, and this has informed my position to support the Anambra zoning arrangement. This is why I have pleaded with all concerned, especially my brothers in Anambra Central, to support Gov. Soludo to see out his second term as Governor. It has become a tradition in Anambra for all zones to see out their eight years in governance. Peter Obi from Anambra Central did eight years, which was followed by Willy Obiano from Anambra North for another eight years. It is only proper that Gov. Soludo from Anambra South completed his two terms”

Commenting on the two-year performance of Gov. Soludo, he added that Soludo has done well within the past two years and should be applauded.

“Gov. Soludo has done veritably well, made better that he is yet to take loans. His footprint in Onitsha and its environs has been magnificent. In the last two decades, the commercial centre of the South East, Onitsha, was allowed to go to ruins, thankfully Gov. Soludo is correcting that. I plead to him to extend this to Nkpor, which is also a commercial centre in ruins and also to the whole of Idemili in whose abode many markets in Anambra seat,” he said.

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