Anambra State: APC, APGA, PDP Leaders Defect to Labour Party

Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka.

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There has been a mass defection to the Labour Party (LP) by leaders and members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anaocha local government area of Anambra state where the LP presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, hails from.
The defectors: Chief Ifeanyi Oji, the PDP chairman in Anaocha local government area; Nonso Ezeana, the APC Secretary, Anaocha; Chief Charlie Chukwudebelu, Ward 2 Chairman PDP Agulu (Peter Obi’s ward); and Chief Elias Abana, former chairman of APGA Ward 4 Agulu all joined the Labour Party (LP) with their teeming followers.
The new party members said that they resolved to join the Labour Party because they believed that Obi was the best person to lead Nigeria at the moment.
(Left) The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed (Right).

 

According to VON’s correspondent, the defectors joined the LP at a mini rally staged for Mr. Peter Obi and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed at Igwe Central Palace, Agulu, Anambra state on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chief Franklin Anazodo.
The rally was convened by Chief Paulinus Aniagbaoso, former president-general of the Agulu People’s Union (APU) and currently the traditional Prime Minister of Agulu Kingdom (Onowu Agulu).
‘The people of Agulu community and Anaocha local government area, in general, have resolved to vote massively for LP from top to bottom.
‘The people of the town, irrespective of their various party affiliations, met and resolved to vote for Obi because he’s the most qualified candidate for the job.
‘We organized a meeting for all the political parties in Anaocha local government area and discussed critical issues concerning this election, particularly Obi’s acceptance across Nigeria.
‘We reasoned that if Nigerians across regions and ethnic divides have accepted Peter Obi and are supporting him massively, what then will be the contribution of Agulu town and Anaocha local government area where he comes from?
‘So, at the meeting, everybody agreed to give up the various posts they were holding in their various political parties and join hands with Obi in the LP,’ Aniagbaoso concluded.

 

 

 

Edited by Amaka E. Nliam

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