The Ebonyi state chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Comrade Jerry Obasi has expressed his worry over the recent defection of some members of the party including the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Anthony Agbo in the just concluded 2015 elections.
Obasi poured out the content of his heart while briefing journalists in Abakaliki.
Obasi explained that in the build up to the 2015 elections, he warned the national leadership of the party on the dangers of tampering with the party’s structure just for the purpose of accommodating individuals who wanted to contest for political positions across the country.
He stated that the party leadership changed the already existing structure of the party simply to accommodate the structure of the person contesting for a position.
He maintained that such costly mistake was the reason why the party lost in many states of the federation including Ebonyi state.
The party chairman pointed out that he was vindicated by the recent defection of party’s standard bearer in Ebonyi, Senator Anthony Agbo to the All Progressives Congress, APC, which he said was an indication that such members are not usually faithful.
“Some of these people after losing the election have dumped the party and join another political party and by that time the damage would have been done. So, that is why I am advising that those that have suffered for the party should be allowed to hold positions.
“Our governorship candidate during the last general election has joined the APC. That is what I have been shouting and many thought that I was making noise but I have been vindicated,” he said.
Ahead of 6th June National Convention of the party, Obasi however, called on the national chairman of the party, Chief Victor Umeh to reconcile aggrieved members of the party beginning from his home state to other states of the federation.
He advised that next month’s National Convention of the party should serve as the right time for the party to bring back those that were offended in the past.

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