These are not the best of times for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State as thousands of its members have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is coming after allegations of injustice was levelled against the leadership of APGA in the state for attempting to breach the zoning arrangement for political offices in the area.
Speaking on the defection, Chief Dan Okpoko, leader of the defectors said that…
“The people of Njikoka Local Government Area can no longer tolerate the insincerity of the leaders of APGA. Most people in the local government have become disenchanted with the party.”
“I joined APGA in good faith seven years ago, but after some time, I started noticing a lot of deceit among the leaders of the party. The most worrisome was that we always work hard to win election, but after the elections, all those who made it possible for the party to win were abandoned.”
“That is why I have decided to go back to my original party, the PDP, with all my supporters who constitute the majority of voters in Nimo because my aim of joining APGA had been defeated.”
“Nimo, Abba and Abagana communities, which make up Njikoka 11 constituency, agreed many years ago that the House of Assembly seat should be rotated among them every four years, regretting that the incumbent lawmaker for the constituency and his party, APGA, had distorted the zoning arrangement by insisting on returning to the House of Assembly in 2019.”
“Everybody in our constituency knows that those we send to the House of Assembly stay for only one tenure to give room for another community to present a lawmaker. It is the turn of Abagana to produce the next member of the House of Assembly and it cannot because the present lawmaker from my ward supports illegality.”