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Front-line member of Obedient Movement dumps Labour Party for APC



Ambassador Obinna Ukor, a prominent member of the Obedient Movement in the Southeast States, has officially left the Labour Party (LP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State.

Ukor explained that his choice to join the APC was influenced by Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru’s commendable achievements.

Front-line member of Obedient Movement dumps Labour Party for APC

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According to Ukor, the governor has demonstrated the ability to lead the people beyond partisan politics, which motivated his decision.


Ukor’s defection took place on Friday night at the Party’s state Headquarters in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital.

He said, “Today is a faithful day in my political history because I was once a member of the Labour Party, LP, and also the obedient movement. When you talk about the obedient movement, you are talking about us here.

“When you look around Ebonyi State, you will discover that everywhere is peaceful, unlike before. I’m here today to also call on my colleagues in the Diaspora to join hands with our governor to build our state because Ebonyi belongs to us all.” He said.

Also joining the APC was Fred Ukor, a cousin to Obinna Ukor, who commended the Governor Nwifuru-led administration in Ebonyi state for its youth empowerment Programmes that have elevated the lives of street hawkers and menial workers.

“We were all based abroad, and when we came back to Nigeria, we decided to join the Labor Party, but in the process, we discovered that the Labor Party is not doing well, but we have seen the good works of Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.


“The youth empowerment and assistance of those hawkers has brought good names to our state. Before now, each time we came back to Nigeria, we saw a lot of Ebonyians in Lagos floating the streets, but since Governor Nwifuru came, things have changed, and that’s why we are here to join hands with him to build our state.” He said.

While receiving the decampees, the state chairman of the APC, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, thanked the duo for their active participation in the 2023 general elections, noting that their efforts produced a South-East Presidential candidate of Igbo extraction, which could not have been actualized.

“During the days of the Obedient Movement, I was relating to both of you. there is one music that the Igbos have danced very well, but we didn’t let it enter our brains; we managed it.

“As you people were vibrating to give us relevance, we knew that there was no way it could have been actualized; our problem has always been not coming together, but I thank God today for people like our governor, a young and vibrant man who is doing everything to ensure that we get to the right way of doing things.


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