Why I Left PDP- Hon Darlington Nwokocha


The Member Representing Isiala Ngwa North and South Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon Darlington Nwokocha has revealed that he left his former Party, the Peoples Democratic Party due to lack of democratic process during its concluded Primaries in the State.


Nwokocha, who until his defection to the Labour Party was elected into the Green Chambers under the platform of the PDP during the 2019 election,had alongside other aggrieved members left PDP soon after the Party’s primaries and defected to the Labour party.


Speaking in an interview with Journalists, Hon Nwokocha who is the candidate of Labour party for Abia Central Senatorial District disclosed that he left the PDP following the Party’s “refusal to adopt rudimental approach in the processes of engagement in the conduct of party primaries”.

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Nwokocha accused the PDP of “handpicking delegates” in the conduct of primaries,a move he said did not go down well with some members of the party who opted out.


He said; “In those days while I was in PDP, we used to do the proper rudiments of electioneering process to elect people that would in turn elect delegates who would participate in the primaries but today, they refused to do that so i had to leave the party with my supporters.


“There is no person today in PDP that has displayed and demonstrated PDP more than myself as far as PDP is concerned in Abia State.


“I have been in PDP since ages, first as an elected House of Assembly member and now as the current member representing my consistency. Prior to that time, all these people in the PDP were in PPA but they came to the party because of status and recognition.

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On the forth coming 2023 polls, Hon Nwokocha expressed optimism that the Labour party is strategically positioned and has all it takes to win emerge victorious.


“When it comes to winning elections, it is not about the number of people. What you consider most in elections is the strategy. We have ultimate strategy, we have men and women, matured youths and different pro groups who have structures in all the 17 LGAs of the state.


“We have the capacity and strength to drive the process. We have all it takes, we have the content and everything in terms of human capital capacity”, Hon Nwokocha concluded.