A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart and immediate past lawmaker who represented Umuahia South State Constituency in the 7th Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Jerry Uzosike has defected to the state chapter of the Labour Party (LP).

Uzosike in a letter he addressed to the chairman of the PDP, Allwell Asiforo, said his decision was after his consultation with his supporters, his conscience and personal decision.

He also stated in the letter that his decision to join the Labour Party was borne out of his conviction that Governor Alex Otti has good vision for the state, describing him as a perfect example of what good governance should be.

The ex-Abia lawmaker in the letter to the chairman of his former party, lauded the governor of the state over what he has been able to do in the state in the last few months that he has been in the saddle of leadership in the state said: “I wish to do this letter to inform you of my decision to resign my membership of People Democratic Party (PDP).

“My reason for taking this decision is due to my conscience, the desire of my followers (Ndi Ogechi Cares) and personal decision.

“However, I want to thank you for the opportunity that I had while in your party to serve my people, it was truly an experience.”

Uzosike in a post on his verified Facebook page while giving a further explanation to why he joined the Labour Party said: “After meeting with my beloved Governor of Abia State, seeing first-hand what Dr. Alex has done within his very short time in office and where he is taking our beloved State to, one can only thank God Almighty for given to Abia state such a Visionary Governor in a time like this.

“I believe in good governance, I have shown that in my little time in politics, in Dr. Alex Otti, I see a perfect example of what good governance should be.

“Thank you Your Excellency for your Vision which has proved that a new Abia is possible, and help is finally here. To god be the glory.”

Speaking on the joining of the party by Hon. Uzosike, Ihedigbo Mbaukwu and a member of LP Abia State, said Jerry Uzosike requires no formal introduction in Abia state.


“He stands out as one of the most outstanding legislators the state has produced in recent times. His tenacity and intelligence are unparalleled.

“During his tenure in government, he courageously confronted the prevailing corruption within the state, displaying unwavering resilience and intelligence.

“I vividly recall his instrumental role in exposing those who had embezzled public funds and properties.

“During the celebration of my housewarming and father’s 80th birthday on December 31st, 2023, Barrister Jerry Uzosike graciously attended.

“Our discussions that day left an indelible mark on me, particularly when he expressed, “My conscience will not permit me to criticize a man who is performing excellently, from another party.”

He acknowledged openly to all of us that Dr. Alex Otti has performed so well even beyond their expectations.

“Barrister Uzosike is deeply connected to his constituents and is renowned for his grassroots politics. His popularity stems from his genuine concern for the welfare of his people.

“Throughout his tenure as both the local government chairman of Umuahia South and his service in various capacities, Barrister Uzosike has consistently set a standard of service excellence that remains unmatched.

“I extend my sincere gratitude to Governor Alex Otti for extending a hand of fellowship to him. Barrister Uzosike’s inclusion in our team will undoubtedly enrich our collective efforts.

“Even during his tenure in the ruling party, Barrister Uzosike refrained from engaging in politics of bitterness. He never viewed us as adversaries, nor did he resort to intimidation or violence against us.”



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