No fewer than 3,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Ugbene community, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The election is scheduled for November 18, 2017.
The defectors, led by National Chairman of Ugbene Great Ambassadors Club, Chief Aaron Onwelukwue, explained that their defection was informed by Governor Willie Obiano’s “sterling performance in office”.
Special Adviser to the governor on Security Matters, Chief Chikodi Anara, and Chairman of APGA in the community, Cajethan Anako, while receiving the defectors noted that the people of the area had made informed choice by joining the party.
He described APGA as a movement which all well-meaning Igbo men and women should identify with without further delay.
“Governor Obiano is embarking on long term investment for the future of our children.
“So, Ugbene people have taken the right decision to join APGA,” Anara said.