From Ikenna Maxwell
All is now set for the Former governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi to formally announce his exit from the party that brought him to power, APGA.
Today’s meeting to woo Mr Obi held at the Onitsha residence of the former governor and was attended by most of the political office holders in the party from the south east.
They were joined by the Chairman of the PDP governors’ forum and governor of Akwa Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio.
This developement puts to rest months of speculation over the political future of the former governor who recently resigned as the Chairman, Board of Trustees of APGA citing dictatorianism and grand design by the Chairman to stop him from functioning.
The delegation was led by secretary to the government of the federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim and governor of Abia state who also succeeded Mr. Obi as the Chairman of the South East governors’ forum, Theodore Orji and several high ranking party men had earlier held a closed door meeting with the former governor.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, OLisa Metuh said the meeting was imperative, considering that PDP has never lost election in Anambra except to Peter Obi.
He stated that anyone who genuinely wished to work for President Goodluck Jonathan’s emergence in 2015 must come to the party.
Mr. Metuh said it amounted to deceit for some people to say that they have adopted President Jonathan and yet they are fielding candidates in their party and working against people in the president’s party.
In his reaction, Mr Obi accepted to join the party but stated that there is still a lot of work to be done in ensuring the President Jonathan returns in 2015.
Olisa Metuh described the meeting as a very fruitful one for the party, promising that all hands will be on deck to work for the party and that its candidates.