ONITSHAâ€”The governorship aspirant of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, Mr Emeka Etiaba yesterday joined theÂ Labour Party, LP, with his political structure to support Dr. Andy Uba in the 2010 governorship election.
In a statementÂ by the Director-General, Next Level Campaign Organisation, Chief Jimmie Asoegwu, the organisation said it found LP standard bearer, Uba,Â humbled, able to listen and focused.
The organisation said, â€œafter a careful appraisal of the current political terrain in Anambra State and having resolved not to be a part of the PPAâ€™s decision to foist a particular candidate on the state, we have taken our decision to partner with one of the candidates in the race since our aspirant is no longer running for the office of the Governor in 2010.
â€œThis decision was collectively arrived at after deliberations with major candidates and their supporters.
The criteria set out by us for our appraisals are, a study of the programmes of the candidates and their political party; possibility of merging the candidateâ€™s programme with our Next Level programme; seriousness and genuineness of the candidates.
â€œCharacter of the candidate and under this heading, we decided to appraise the true character of each candidate and not the character ascribed to each candidate by blackmailers,” he said.