DEFECTION OF APGA 4: My colleagues embarked on voyage of convenience —Rep

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By Vincent Ujumadu

AWKA—THE  member representing Awka North and South in the House of Representatives, Mr. Emeke Nwogbo, has described the recent defection of four members of the House elected on the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a voyage of convenience, saying he remained a committed member of APGA.

Describing the defection as unfortunate, the lawmaker regretted that it came at a time the federal lawmakers were expected to join hands with the leadership of the party and the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, to build a united and viable political party with Igbo
identity, preparatory to the 2015 general elections.

According to him, APGA will definitely miss the lawmakers because they contributed immensely to the growth of the party.
He, however, urged Governor Obiano not to be distracted by the defection.
Nwogbo urged the governor and the leadership of the party to take measures aimed at strengthening APGA in readiness for next year’s
elections.

He said: “APGA has provided a veritable platform for any true Igbo to pursue and actualise their political ambitions because it is the
identity of Ndigbo and I expect our people to encourage the growth of the party in the interest of its teeming supporters.”
He also urged members of the party to shelve their personal interests and place APGA above all considerations to salvage it from those he described as jobbers, noting that the bickering and personality conflicts could only cause more divisions in the party.

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