Over 5000 APGA youths to visit Ojukwu’s grave over ex-Gov. Obi’s defection

No fewer than 5000 youths who are members of the ruling All Progressives Grand Party (APGA) in Anambra are expected to visit late Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s cenotaph (tomorrow) today over ex-governor’s Peter Obi’s defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Disclosing the move to newsmen in Awka on Sunday, the state deputy chairman of APGA, Chief Ifeanyi Udokwu, said that Ojukwu had remain the leader of the party even after his death. “My people believe that the dead fights for the living. “APGA has gone severally to Ojukwu’s grave since he died because the party decided that he will remain the leader of the party even in death. “We are going to his grave again tomorrow (today) to invoke his spirit, consult him, tell him developments in the party as well as our wishes,” Udokwu stated. The deputy chairman said that the visit by the youth would be led by some stakeholders of the party but he refused to disclose their names. He however described the defection as the Constitutional and fundamental rights of Obi, saying that the move would not in any way affect the fortunes of APGA in the 2015 general elections. “He has reasons to have defected to PDP and it has little or no effect on APGA,” expressing confidence that the party would clinch 95 per cent victory at the 2015 general elections. Udokwu re-affirmed the position of the party to support President Goodluck Jonathan for a re-election in 2015, noting that other seats would be keenly contested and won by APGA.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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