The Legal Adviser of All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA in Imo State and former Local government chairman, Barr Ifeanyi Olumba has resigned his membership of the party and joined Labour Party.
Barr Olumba,political analyst and great opinion moulder who announced his resignation via a release he made available to the press said his decision was not borne out of ill-feelings against APGA but aimed at contributing his quota towards nation building.
The release reads in part, “Today, I want to use this opportunity to announce my resignation as the Legal Adviser and membership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Imo State Chapter. And I consider this as a sacrifice, I have to make, and a contribution I have to make, geared towards the task of nation-building, believing that we must be build in new Nigeria, if we must do what the previous generations and some of the current political leaders have not done. It only requires sacrifice and it can be done. My resignation here is not borne out of any ill feeling for APGA and I want to thank the National Leadership of the Party, former fellow EXCO and members of the Party in Imo State and nation at large. Therefore, like many other progressive minded Nigerians, who want to see the nation rise again, I hereby throw my weight behind the Peter Obi/Yusuf Datti-Ahmed 2023 Presidency Project, believing that there is nothing wrong with Nigeria that cannot be cured by what is right in Nigeria”.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi and his running mate Yusuf Datti-Ahmed to restore the country on the path of socio-economic growth and political stability, pointing out that “his faith and belief remain unshaken that in the duo of ex-Governor Peter Obi and Senator Yusuf Datti-Ahmed we have found Plato’s ideal Philosopher/Statesmen, gentlemen, highly educated and cultured personalities.
“They are the noblest of natures, the most rationale of souls, quick to understand, eager to know, of great intellectual power, indifferent to external goods or to display, magnanimous, courageous, self-controlled, indifferent to external goods or to display, and above all, they are friends and kinsmen of truth and justice.
“Having said all these, I once more announce my resignation as the Legal Adviser and member of APGA, Imo State Chapter and reiterate my unalloyed support for the Peter Obi/Ahmed-Datti 2023 Presidency Project under the umbrella of Labour Party”.