Nzam (Anambra) Â â€”Â More than 2,500 members of different political parties have defected to All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, inÂ Anambra State.
Addressing the new members at Nzam,Â Anyame-lu Local Government Area,Â Governor Peter Obi describ-ed APGA as the only party that was committed to championing the peopleâ€™s cause.
He stressed that the partyâ€™s membership was open to everyone who had the welfare of Ndigbo at heart.
The governor said his administration had recorded some achievements in the area, particularly in the areas of roads construction, health, education and agriculture.
Obi urged the new party members to strive to promote the interests of APGA, urging the people in the area to shift their focus from issues regarding the 6 February governorship election in the state to how to foster the areaâ€™s development.
Also speaking, Dr. Tim Menakaya, a member of APGAâ€™s Board of Trustees, described the decision of the people to defect to APGA as reasonable and timely.
He assured the new party members that they would receive the same privileges which the old party members were enjoying.
Earlier, Mr. Emma Nakwudo, APGA Chairman in the area, said that the people of the area had resolved to promote positive values, while eschewing acts capable of disrupting the good progra-mmes and policies of the state government.
Leaders of the decampees, Messrs Boniface Okoye (PDP), Joseph Madubuko (ADP), Peter Uche (PPA), Boniface Chubike (AC) and Chinedu Odiofo (ADP), said their defection was induced by the achievements of Obi in their neighbourhood.