BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI -THE Chairman of Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, Ebonyi state, Mr. Cyril Obasi, weekend, resigned his membership with his party to pitch tenth with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming general election.
Obasi who was a staunch member of PDP before he left the party, noted that his decision was predicated upon his assessment of the numerous accomplishments recorded by the PDP – led government within a short period in the state.
He made the disclosure with other members of his party, at Ngbo Central School in Ohaukwu local government area of the state during a rally organized by Elechi/Umahi Gubernatorial Campaign Organization set up to drum up support for Governor Elechi’s re-election next month.
According to him “I have written to the National Chairman of PPA that I, the state Chairman of the party, Ebonyi state chapter have resigned my position.
“I know all the secrets of opposition parties and my resignation, coupled with the wealth of experience I have gotten as the state chairman of PPA, I want to assure the peoples Democratic Party that from today I have declared for PDP” he said.
Receiving the former Chairman of PPA into the party, the state chairman of PDP, Chief Ugo Ama Orji stated that the decision of the former Chieftain of PPA to join PDP was a clear indication that opposition parties in the state cannot withstand the formidability and resourcefulness of the ruling party.
He called on Chieftains and members of other political parties to use the platform provided by Governor Elechi’s campaign to declare for PDP adding that the time frame given to them to resign from their parties and join the ruling party was two weeks before the commencement of the April 16th governorship election.
In the same view, Governor Martin Elechi who was in the area to canvass for votes in the forthcoming general election reiterated the commitment of his administration toward raising the standard of living of every citizen of the state.