From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki

A well-known politician and one of the founding fathers of Ebonyi State, Chief Henry Ude, popularly known as Ajim Best, has decamped from the Labour Party and rejoined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Ude left the PDP for Labour party in May 2022 to pursue his senatorial ambition, but he recently lost the Labour Party senatorial ticket for Ebonyi South to Mr Linus Okorie via court.

Ude, one of the founding members of PDP in Ebonyi State was famous for his sponsorship of media advertisements during the struggle for the creation of Ebonyi State from the early 1990s to 1st October, 1996 when the state was created.

Chief Ude disclosed his decision to return back to PDP on Wednesday in Abakaliki.

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He said his decision to stage a comeback to PDP was to join in the current struggle to free Ebonyi State from what he described as bondage through the instrumentality of good governance.

He said that he was convinced that the PDP has the capacity and capability to restore peace, security and freedom to the common masses in the state.

“I am in PDP now to join the rest of our patriotic forces who are yearning for freedom of movement, freedom of association and freedom for liberty and progress,” he said.

He enjoined the people of Ebonyi State to join the new political liberation movement led by the governorship candidate of PDP Dr Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii to wrestle power from the APC government in the state.

“I am assuring Ebonyi people that it is feasible, achievable and possible for PDP to reclaim its stolen mandate in order to reposition the state through good governance to cater for the welfare and well-being of the masses,” he said.