Peter Obi explains why he left APGA

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has explained that his defection from All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not because of any grouse against his former party.

Speaking with journalists during an interactive session with Igbo group in Lagos State, Obi said: “There is nothing wrong with APGA and my joining the PDP has nothing to do with APGA. I enjoy cordial relationship with Chief Willie Obiano and the government is doing well. I will continue to support him in building a better Anambra State for the good of the children of the state.”

Asked the main reason he left APGA, the former governor said it was because of his resolve to be strongly involved in President Goodluck Jona­than’s re-election bid.

“Mr. President is doing very well. He has a lot of policies in place that will transform the country if re-elected. We shall support him fully for the benefit of the country,” he said.

National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh, who said never in the history of the PDP was such a delegation sent to persuade people to join the party, led the delegation. He said they had to do it in Obi’s case because of his past performance and the value he would bring to the party.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State recently joined the PDP, saying it was not because of Ondo State or the Labour Party, but that it would offer him the opportunity to support the president more. Obi, who also cited the same reason, said he had discussed the matter with Mimiko on sev­eral occasions.

Source: Sun

Publish Date: 

Thursday, 9 October 2014