Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has finally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He announced his decision following a visit to his Onitsha residence by leaders of the PDP in the South East zone on Tuesday, according to a statement by Obi’s media aide, Valentine Obienyem.
Obi, who initially said he would get back to the leaders on their request that he joins PDP, finally accepted following the insistence of the forum that time was of essence.
Obi said the issue of joining a national party is not about happening in his former party All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), but because of the need to be a competitor and not a spectator in national affairs.
"I have in the past worked closely with all of you and you know my belief about our zone working together. I assure you that we will continue to work even closer as a team in the interest of our people,” Obi said.
The leaders were led by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekwerumadu, Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, Secretary to the Federal Government, Sen. Pius Anyim Pius.
Others in the entourage included the Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Dr. Godswill Akpabio, former Governor Okwesilieze Nwodo, former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, Sen. Uche Chukwumerije, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, Sen. Ben Obi, Sen. Igwe Paulinus, and Former Aviation Minister, Kema Chikwe.