Former lawmaker, sacked from Senate, defects to APC before fresh poll

Uche Ekwunife
Uche Ekwunife

​A former member of the House of Representatives, Uche Ekwunife, who later represented Anambra Central ​at the Senate, before her election was annulled by the appeal court, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Appeal Court in Enugu had on December 6 ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh election in the zone within 90 days.

Ms. Ekwunife, who had begun preparation for the repeat poll, on Friday confirmed her defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to journalists in Awka.

“It’s better now for me to join the APC.

“Let the heat be there; I am already on campaigns for my return to the senate, to complete my contract with the people of Anambra Central District,” she said.

Ms. Ekwunife said her plans for her constituents under the APC would soon be made public.

(NAN)


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  • UYI111

    APC made cross-carpeting of politicians in Nigeria democracy into democreatic prostituting and has turned the country into the laughing stock among neighbours.
    Soon they will pay dearly!

  • bib

    Iinteresting Nigerian politics. Always be with the winners.

  • Du Covenant

    Nigerian politicians have no convictions, it is all about themselves and them alone!…I hope APC has a robust system of vetting all these defectors from PDP because blood is much thicker than water!..

  • FormerNigerian

    Mrs Ekwunife = typical zoo resident. No principles and no honesty. Disgusting woman.

    • You’re full of nonsense she just trying to survive like any other politician, have you ever hard of saraki and company

  • TrueNja

    This woman is a political prostitute (asewo), self centered and good for nothing. Anambra Central senatorial district beware of her.

    • @Kazkanye

      You mean “REAL” Prostitute?

      • Jakadiya

        He’s not far from the truth, after all, Nnamdi Kanu said 99.9% of Ibo girls are prostitutes.

    • None sense and saraki is what?

  • Jimi

    I thought the court banned her from running. If so how is she going to get the nomination when she is just joining the party now? APC needs to act better than the PDP. Allowing discredited politicians to jump from one party to the other in search of nomination causes tension between existing members and those just decamping – my own one cent contribution.

  • Obosi Warrior

    Typical of my biafra people. All for money.

    • Cleartruth

      How does money relate to her decamping? You are the biggest f00l I have ever seen.

    • This is not exclusive yibo problem this is a nigerian problem, SW, SE, NN, NE they all do it… it don’t make it right but they do

  • She is the quintessential Nigerian politician with no firm ideals or philosophies.
    APC should place an embargo on this cash-and-carry politicians, people who have betrayal running in their blood, people who would tear down the party just to achieve their personal ambitions.
    Saraki, Dogara et al belong to this class and I hope the APC takes proactive steps to curtail the excesses of these politicians before they send the party to a political Serbia.

    • Sparzo

      Cash-and-carry politicians?
      Good one!!!

    • “quintessential Nigerian” what else to say

  • Cleartruth

    A prostitute with no ideals. Does she think that by decamping to apc she would they would rig election for her just as pdp did for her? Ndi anambra will teach her a lesson she won’t forget.

    • PolyGon2013

      Good idea. I hope they will teach her a lesson.

  • GbemigaO

    shameless old hag/

    • Julius

      lolz. This is the same married woman on youtube sucking another man’s dyck . Na wa ooo. I wonder who she is doing in APC now. Nonsense !

  • FactsandFigures

    “It’s better for me t join APC”. Please Anambra, be kind enough to vote this lady out – she stands not for her district but for herself.

    • Sparzo

      Took the words out of my mouth.
      Her plans for her constituents under APC will soon be known soon as it was different from the ones she had for them under PDP.
      Where do they get these people from?

  • MI

    Welcome Madam. God bless you for this rare bravery……it’s the right thing to do.

  • Nche Bikwe

    Hm! I just the waka pass…..

  • Dazmillion

    APC better wise up, this woman is trying to play smart. Anyone winning the senatorial election on the APC ticket is a contender for the senate president seat.

  • True Nigerian

    APC is losing quality and standards even more. Uche Ekwunife is more or less a female tout. What value is she adding to the APC? None whatsoever! She is as crude as crudeness can get. She steals votes through the PDP and becomes a Senator by electoral roguery. And when her electoral crimes unravel at the tribunal, she jumps to APC as an easier avenue to regain the benefits of her crime. And APC sees nothing wrong in that? It’s a shame!

  • owhonda

    While we welcome Uche Ekwunife to APC, there is no way she can just stroll in and pick our party’s ticket. Nwobueze Ngigge is who we know. Ekwunife running to APC because of your Senate committee chairmanship won’t save you if you are found wanting.. All these political jobbers sef

    • Jakadiya

      Ngigge my man! That’s our next Senate President before the end of 2016, by the grace of God.

  • Kekedu

    Sorry madam.

  • None sense, she’s a smart woman joining the big boys at the poker table

  • This is the forum for self righteous people, she’s just trying to survive, Saraki is still senate leader, if GEJ could run for office again he would also change to APC
    Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise, you’re a true nigerian

    Go girl!

  • Jakadiya

    Madam, When Nnamdi Kanu said 99.9% of Biafran girls are prostitutes, I thought he was only referring to ‘money for hand back for ground’ type of prostitution. I was wrong. Please, withdraw to allow Ngigge to come on board so that he can become the Senate President when Saraki is booted out before the year runs out.

  • Bejim

    Mrs Ekwunife seems to believe, like many, that the APC is the new PDP,, hence she is merely returning home. But i think she will be over-stretching her luck if she seeks the senatorial election under the banner of that party. It will soon be clear tto all hat an Ekwunife is no Ngige.

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Uche Ekwunife seems more like a disgrace than a senator. Shame on her.

  • Oh!

    Why is this woman holding that thing in her hand? Does she think she is a cow?

    • Justice

      She is using it to swat away flies from her backside.

  • linkhadj.

    Ekwenife! This was the woman who denied the Ndigbo of becoming the Senate President. She was asked by APC to withdraw for Ngige to come to Senate and automatically become the Senate President but she refused. If Ndigbos will be like the politically-matured Yorubas who have political mission and speak with one voice, this should be the pay-back time. But will the Ibos disappoint those who already have preconceived opinion about them and teach this political prostitute a lesson on how not to be a spoiler for a whole race? Time will tell.