Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Ex-gov, Obi, under pressure to defect to PDP

THE former Governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, is now under pressure to defect from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The pressure is said to have been mounting on him to defect from APGA by the state and the national executive of PDP following the alleged strained relationship between him and his political godson Chief Willie Obiano. In a press release issued and made available to newsmen in Awka, on Monday, one of the APGA foundation members in the state, Jecorb Izunna, called on APGA state executive not to close the door against Obi, considering what he had done to keep the party united. The strained relation between Obiano and Obi, had made many members, who were in sympathy with Obi, to leave the party to PDP and recently four members of APGA in the National Assembly, had defected to PDP. When contacted, Obi’s Media Assistant, Mr Valantine Obienyem, said that Obi would not defect from APGA for any reason, adding that there is no family that do not have problem, that even if there is, it would soon be resolved. He said that pressure on Obi to defect from APGA did not start today, that even late President Umaru Yar’dua, had also tried unsuccessfully to lured him out of APGA to PDP.

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