1000 PDP Members Decamp To APGA

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By KayCee June 9, 2014 13:44

1000 PDP Members Decamp To APGA

1000 PDP members in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State have decamped to the All Progressives Grand Alliance  (APGA).

Speaking at a rally to receive the defectors at Obehie, a chieftain of APGA in the state, Chief Mark Anaba, said with the stream of defections of members of other political parties in Abia State to APGA, the party was poised to win next year’s governorship election.

Anaba said APGA was re-strategising to win next year’s governorship election in the state and to give Abia people a purposeful administration.

He noted that the state, especially the people of the area, had not benefitted from the PDP government in the last eight years, adding that APGA would not be deterred in its struggle to institute the desired change in the politics of the state in 2015.

Chief Anaba urged both old and new members of the party to work collectively to ensure that APGA, which he described as the only hope for Ndigbo, won the next governorship election in the state.

Spokesman of the defectors, Mr. Evans Adiele, stated that they left their former party to APGA with the hope that their new party would reactivate the people’s confidence in governance, which he said the ruling party failed to provide for the people of the area.

Adiele lamented: “It is regrettable that since the former governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu left office, my area has not witnessed the impact of governance in this area. Our standard of living has dropped in the last eight years and yet, we are an oil-producing area.

“We plant crops and produce foods, but we cannot transport these crops to the urban areas because our roads are bad. We have many oil wells, yet our people are suffering in penury,” he said.

Also, a former local government chairman, Sylvanus Nwaji, regretted that the people of the area had been impoverished in the last eight years, which, according to him, had left them as slaves and strangers in their land.

 

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KayCee
By KayCee June 9, 2014 13:44