No fewer than 400 leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, southeast Nigeria.
YaahooJournalist reports that this occurred in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State, on Friday, December 13.
This online news platform understands that the APGA defectors were led into the governing PDP in the state by Prince Monday Kingsley.
YaahooJournalist learned that the defectors were received by the Abia central zonal Vice-chairman of the PDP, High Chief Obinna Nwachukwu, Abia PDP ex-officio, Chief Chijioke Akanwa, Vice-chairman Abia North PDP chapter, Hon. Nnanna Oriobi and the Transition Committee Chairman of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Council, Hon. Ike Anyatonwu.
Speaking at the open declaration ceremony held in Mbutu in Isiala Ngwa South, Prince Monday Kingsley, the leader of the decampees, said, “As one of the APGA shareholders both ward, local government and state, and also BOT chairman, Ngwa Leaders of Tomorrow Umunneato, comprises Isiala Ngwa North LGA, Isiala Ngwa South LGA, Osisioma Ngwa LGA, I and 400 APGA leaders and stakeholders in Umunneato extraction were received today by Abia central zonal vice chairman, High Chief Obinna Nwachukwu.
“At this juncture, on behalf of other APGA decampees, we sincerely thank the state party executives at ward, LGA and state for their efforts and time.
“Thanks a million to the PDP leaders in Umunneato extraction for having interface with APGA members during the event.”
The Abia central zonal vice chairman of PDP, Chief Obinna Nwachukwu and the Transition Committee Chairman of Isiala Ngwa South LGA, Hon. Ike Anyatonwu, who addressed the APGA defectors, urged the new party members to abide by the constitution of the party and desist from any tendencies that may constitute anti-party activities.
The PDP chieftains called on the defectors to render their support to the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led government in the state as it has embarked upon massive infrastructure development towards making lives better for the people of Abia state.