Over one thousand members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Anambra State have defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
The event took place during the swearing-in of the newly elected members of APGA state executive committee in the state capital, Awka.
Some of the defectors cited the seamless bickering and crises rocking the party in the state as some of the reasons for their jumping the APGA ship.
Speaking at the occasion, the APGA National Chairman, Dr. Victor Oye welcomed the defectors and assured them of a level playing ground for everybody both old and new.
According to him, the formal swearing-in of the new leadership of the party was to give them legal backing in the constitution which will enable them to function smoothly as contained in the party’s constitution.
Also speaking at the event, Gov. Willie Obiano went biblical, describing the event as ‘Pentecost’ in tune with the events of Pentecost of the first century in Jerusalem.
He, therefore, urged the new leadership of the party to perform their duties with boldness and conviction, while putting the interests of the party first in all endeavours.
He further demanded that unity and love among party members should be the watchword and pledged to contribute his own quota as and when opportunity calls.

READ ALSO  Buhari’s anti-corruption war bearing fruits