APGA leaders, members decamps to APC in Abia


Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia


Leaders and members of the All Progressive Grand Alliance in in Abia state, led by its chairman, Chief Nkem Okoro, have decamped  to the All Progressive Congress.


Okoro, while speaking at the APC state secretaraite on Azikwe road in Umuahia the state capital on Tuesday said they came to complete what can be described as  a tsunami of political realignment with the APC.


He pointed out their decision was taken after wide consultation with APGA supporters and leaders at all levels, who agreed that the APC represents a progressives platform with the ideals and vision required to end misgovernance in Abia. 


He said, "Our decision to join the APC became more cogent and expedient, after the leader of the party in Abia state and a respected Abia son, Dr. Alex Otti joined the party with thousands of APGA supporters recently. 


"Today, we have trooped out here with the progressive zeal, passion and commitment to wholeheartedly join the APC with the desire to selflessly support the vision of the party aimed at ensuring that the Abia of our collective dream is achieved. 


"As leaders of APGA at all levels, we showed hard work and commitment devoid of compromise in leading our party men and women, therefore today, we want to assure you that, we shall deploy same virtues of commitment and sincerity as APC members to passionately work for the growth and expansion of the Abia APC at all levels. 


"What we are doing here today marks the end of our journey in APGA, thus we are joining the Abia APC with our spirits and souls, and with the determination to make people oriented sacrifices aimed at taking the APC to an enviable height. 


"Present here with me today are, members of the State Working Committee, the 17 L.G.A Chairmen and the ward Chairmen of the 184 wards of the state, as well as former state and L.G.A officers of the party.


"Due to the Covid-19 challenges, coupled  with the large number of APGA members willing to be part of today's event,we directed our L.G.A Executives, Ward Executives and other members to carry out their declarations at their various wards, so that this place wouldn't experience any form of Covid-19 breaches and possible stampede. 


"We know that the constitution and ideologies of the APC attach so much priority to discipline, loyalty and supremacy of the party over every individual, therefore we are excited because our track record of commitment, discipline and loyalty would make it easier for us to quickly integrate and be part of the big APC family".


Receiving the new entrants to the party, the APC state chairman Chief Donatus Nwamnkpa, said the APC was ready to receive as many people as were ready to join the party.


He pointed out that the party in state was interested in working other Progressive minds in the state to ensure that the repositions Abia state.

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