I’m not aware of Ekwunife’s return to PDP – Chairman

Uche Ekwunife

The Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday said that it was not aware that Senator Uche Ekwunife has returned to the party.

Chairman of the party in Anambra, Ndubuisi Nwobu, made the statement while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.

Nwobu was reacting to reports that Ekwunife, a former PDP member who is now the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Anambra Central, has defected to the former ruling party.

According to the chairman, Charles Odunukwe remains the candidate of the PDP for Anambra Central in the 2019 elections, adding that the party would inform the public whenever there was a new development.

“I am not aware of Senator Uche Ekwunife’s defection to the PDP, the party in Anambra is not aware.

“There are processes for joining a party. These processes must be fulfilled before you can be said to be a member of any party, so we are not aware that Ekwunife has passed through those processes.

“Charles Odunukwe is the candidate of PDP in Anambra Central, at no time has it been changed, he still remains our candidate.

“If there are changes, it is within my purview to inform the public,” he said.