Dr Peter Obi has decamped from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and has declared for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This came following a motion moved by PDP caucus leaders from the South East zone who visited GRA area residence in Onitsha, yesterday, to convince him to join the party.
Former National Chairman of PDP, Chief Okwesilieze Nwodo moved the motion and was seconded by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Nyesom Wike, was suggested by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
Nwodo, who moved the motion said, “we are here to request you to join us in PDP and work with us as an insider no more an outsider. PDP was founded by our own man, Dr. Alex Ekwueme and we started winning 80 percent in the Southeast zone until such a time when we drew backwards but we believe that with you in our midst, we shall return to our winning spree. I now move a motion requesting you to here and now give us your word.”
National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Olisa Metuh who represented the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu also said President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the party leaders are keen to have Obi join them.
Obi expressed appreciation to the PDP members and said he had accepted the proposal and will work assiduously in ensuring Jonathan wins again in 2015.