The immediate past governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, has told his constituents to count him out of any move to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Orji, representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the Senate, said he would rather quit politics entirely than to join the APC.
He stated this during a town hall meeting held at Umuahia North Local Government headquarters.
Many prominent politicians in the South East had in the past few months defected to the APC from APGA and PDP.
But Senator Orji said he never contemplated leaving the PDP for any reason.
“At no time did I discuss or mention such move to any individual or group because it is not in the pipeline and will never be there,” he said.
“Why would I leave my party, the PDP?” he asked. Whatever that is happening in my party is part of the development process of our great country; we should not all be in one political party; That is not how to develop democracy,” he said.
Senator Orji said it was out of selfishness that prominent personalities in the South East left the PDP for the APC.
“Abandoning the PDP or any other political party because of alleged crisis is most uncharitable, especially when majority of them have benefitted hugely from it,” he said.