Umuahiaâ€”Chief Victor Umeh, the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), said weekend that the party was in a struggle to liberate Abia State from the claws of political mediocrity.
Umeh said in Umuahia during a ceremony to mark the formal defection of Governor Theodore Orji from Progressive Peoplesâ€™ Alliance (PPA) to APGA that the state had better things coming.
â€œWe have come to engender unfettered freedom and create an enabling environment for development. We urge the people to take their destinies in their hands,â€ Ume said.
He assured the people that the state would witness positive changes in the days ahead.
Umeh also said the days ahead would be challenging for the party in the state, adding: â€œAPGA is equal to the challenges and we shall not sleep until Orji is returned as governor come 2011.â€
Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of APGA, said: â€œWith this move to join APGA, the people of the state have been liberated from bondage and we shall give him the necessary support.â€
Odumegwu-Ojukwu said the time had come for the people of the area to liberate themselves from the enemies within and to
support development that would improve the lots of the people of the South East.
The chairman, who formally presented Orji as the governorship candidate of APGA in the 2011 general elections, said the governor would be protected in the party.
Chief Uche Chukwumerije, the senator representing Abia North, urged the people of the South East to embrace APGA,Â saying â€œthis is the party for the liberation of the people of the areaâ€.
Chukwumerije, who recently announced the withdrawal of his membership from PPA, said the revolution which had started in the state would be permanent.