By Ignatius Okorocha
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), suffered further loss in Anambra State, as former Minister of Aviation and Senator representing Anambra North district, Stella Odua, officially defected to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), yesterday.
Officials and supporters of APGA were in a joyous mood at the party’s national secretariat as they welcomed Senator Odua, to the party.
Senator Odua made her formal declaration for APGA a a ceremony marking the three years anniversary of Dr Victor Oye’s administration as the party’s National Chairman in Abuja amidst party chieftains.
She noted that her defection to APGA was not aimed at using the party as a platform towards actualizing any elective ambition, adding that it was all about her philosophy and about seeking the way forward.
Welcoming the Senator to the APGA fold, National chairman of the party, Dr Victor Oye, while recounting the successes recorded by the party within the last three years said,” We have achieved unity of purpose as one party, one family and we have been promoting peaceful co-existence among Nigerians. APGA is a forward looking party.
“We don’t engage in an undue pressure on government in power to achieve greater thing for this country, we even work with the government in power to see how we can develop the nation.
“Developing Nigeria is a collective responsibility; it is not a responsibility that people joke, with, it is something that people take very seriously.
“Development of Nigeria is not Buhari’s problem, it is our collective problem and that is the whole goal of APGA,” he said.
Earlier, National secretary of the party and former Minister of information Labaran Maku noted that of all the big parties APGA signifies peace and orderliness.
The event was attended by Senator Victor Umeh, the six AGPA representatives in the House of Representatives, chairman of The AUTHORITY Newspaper, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah, among others.