Obi, who was at the event with his wife, Margaret, commended the people of the state for the warm reception accorded him.
He said his mission was to assist the party’s presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, to restore sanity in the country.
He promised that they would jointly work to re-create a country “where unemployment will be tackled, jobs created, infrastructure provided and the economy rebuilt.”
Earlier, the state chairman of the PDP, Chief Ndubisi Nwobu, urged Nigerians to vote out the All Progressives Congress for failing to deliver on its campaign promises to Nigerians.
Nwobu said: “They promised to make the naira one to a dollar, reduce the cost of food items and stop the importation of refined petroleum products, but none of those promises were delivered.”
Highlights of the event included the defection of some politicians in the state together with their teeming supporters to PDP.
Prominent among the defectors were Godwin Ezeemo, the former governorship candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance, and Yul Edochie, a Nollywood actor and former governorship candidate of the Democratic Peoples Congress in the state.
M. Igwebuike, a former factional governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the state, also defected to the PDP.