Arochukwu - The Progressive Peoples' Alliance (PPA) on Sunday said the current ward verification exercise in Abia was to mobilise supporters ahead of 2015 general elections.
Chief Emeka Okafor, the state PPA Chairman, gave the explanation when he led other members State Working Committee on a verification visit to 19 wards in Arochukwu Local Government Area.
"As a grassroots party, we believe that PPA would produce the next governors of states in the South East zone, especially Abia in 2015 because of merging political factors.
"For instance PPA is one of the parties currently adjourned to be the most peaceful across Nigeria because we do not have any crisis.
"We believe that with such advantage and more effort, PPA will surprise many in 2015 general elections," Okafor said.
He urged the local leadership of the party to open its doors for any people willing to register with the party.
According to him, our door is open for those wishing to enter PPA. We have no agenda to stop old or new members from returning to PPA.
The chairman said that the leadership of the party was concerned with the deplorable state of federal and state roads to Arochukwu and would ensure that the people have a fair treatment if voted in 2015.
"It is very painful that in spite producing notable personalities that have contributed and are still contributing to the growth of this country, federal and state roads in Arochukwu are left in such a deplorable state," he said.
Mr Uche Enyioko, a former state Commissioner for Agriculture, said PPA was confident that the Independent National Electoral Commission would conduct free and fair elections in 2015.
"Some politician and parties feel that elections are won one month to elections or on the pages of newspapers, engaging thugs and manipulation of figures during elections.
"With the hand writing on the walls, we uncovered that such game plan might fail many Nigeria politicians in 2015.
"This is why we have adopted several measures, including the ward and local government verification to mobilise our supporters," Enyioko said.
Enyioko, the PPA state Secretary, said the party had visited Ukwa East, Ohafia, Isuikwuato and Arochukwu Local Government areas.
Mrs Mabel Kalu, supporter of PPA in Arochukwu, urged the party to look into the problem of deplorable state of roads connecting Arochukwu community with her neighbours.
Kalu, the foremost woman Career Ambassador from Arochukwu, said providing job opportunities to Nigeria youths would check the rising crime wave and help advance the growth of the nation.