After a long and sustained denial, former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, on Tuesday defected from the All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He declared the defection at a well celebrated ceremony at his Onitsha residence, which was attended by PDP bigwigs from the South-East and the entire country.
Obi said he moved over to the PDP from the regionally-based APGA because he found the PDP to be a better platform to work for national development.
He said his new party would afford him a better opportunity to work with President Goodluck Jonathan, with whom he had aligned in his days as an APGA governor.
“Nobody is more committed to President Goodluck Jonathan than me. So, I will work with him. I am going to work with the President. It is a question of working with the President wholeheartedly and not one leg in APGA and the other leg in PDP. There is the need for us to work together,” he said.