The race for the 2023 Abia governorship election has already begun and political players in the State have been strengthening their political parties to be able to win the State.
The ruling party in the State, the Peoples Democratic Party would want to maintain its grip of Abia State in the 2023 governorship election after it defeated the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 and 2019 governorship elections in the State.
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Abia State is significant to APC in the next generation elections as APC plans to win southeast states and have total control of the geopolitical zone.
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With the kind of politicians in Abia chapter of PDP and APC's desire to win the state, the 2023 Abia governorship election will be keenly contested between the two major political parties in the country.
However, there are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress may likely end the dominance of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State because of the ongoing effort of the leader of the party, Orji Uzor Kalu, in the State.
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Orji Uzor Kalu Has Been Strengthening Abia APC and Welcoming Defectors To The Party Ahead of 2023
Since Senator Orji Uzor Kalu became the APC leader in Abia State, he has taken a smart move to strengthen the Abia State chapter of APC ahead of 2023.
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The former Abia State Governor has been instrumental in the defection of influential personalities who joined APC in Abia State.
Recall that under the leadership of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, he was able to convince the former Chief Of Army Staff during President Goodluck Jonathan's administration, Lt.Gen. Onyeabo Azubike Ihejirika (rtd) to join the All Progressives Congress.
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Ihejirika joined APC in Abia State few months after the APC leader in the State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, met him and convinced him to join the ruling party.
His defection was celebrated because his presence in Abia State chapter of APC means a lot for the party. APC can bank on him during the 2023 elections in the State to poll supporters into the party.
Under the leadership of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, Abia State chapter of APC was also able to convince House of Representatives members representing Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency in Abia State, Sam Onuigbo, to dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress.
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As Orji Uzor Kalu continued to strengthen the Abia State chapter of APC ahead of the 2023 elections in the State, this smart move may likely help to end PDP dominance Abia State.
Remember that the influential politicians joining APC in Abia State are now working for the party, they will also influence other political players and power brokers in the State to join the party.
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