By NBF News
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To guarantee the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State in this month's elections, Governor Theodore Orji and the factional candidate of the party, Ikechi Emenike, have agreed to work together.

The agreement to deliver the PDP in the state by the two factions was contained in a communique signed after a meeting.

They maintained that the victory of the party at all levels was their utmost desire, noting that it was an important step to the development of the state.

The communique read, 'The Peoples Demoratic Party is a big umbrella.

'We hereby call on all Abia people to com out en masse to support and vote for all the PDP candidates.

'Without prejudice to any case pending in court, we believe our victory is of utmost importance and will bring Abia to the mainstream of Nigerian politics.

'We are committed to aligning ourselves to relationship both locally and internationally that will accelerate the development of Abia State.'

The duo urged the peope of the state to be part of their collaboration for the sake of the state.

Before the meeting, the governor's camp and Emenike's faction had been at loggerheads as a result of the parallel primaries held in the state and the pending court case over Orji's candidacy.

Not pleased with the way the state's PDP executive was dissolved to pave the way for Orji after his defection to the PDP, the party was polarised along two factions.