In preparation for the November 11 gubernatorial election, top officials in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other political Parties in Imo State together with their followers have joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The mass exodus, has not only dealt a huge blow to the PDP but has also depleted the ranks of the opposition in the state.
Sources reported that the massive defection, has APC leadership at the State and National levels desiring for more as the ruling party’s stalwarts mounting podium at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square, Owerri to officially welcome the new decampees into the broom party.
Some of the defectors included and not limited to Rt. Hon Bede Eke (Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency), Rt. Hon Henry Nwawuba (Mbaitoli/ Ikeduru Federal Constituency) and Rt. Hon Ikenna Elezianya (Owerri Federal Constituency), all PDP chieftains and federal lawmakers from the Owerri zone.
The others include, Hon. Bruno Ukoha from Ezinihitte/Ahiazu Federal Constituency, PDP Apex Leader in Ngor Okpala, Hon. Emma Nwogu and Pastor Frank Onwumere from Okigwe.
The defectors from the various opposition parties alongside their supporters have expressed their determination to work for his reelection bid of the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma in November.
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, his deputy, Prof Placid Njoku, Dr. MacDonald Ebere, Imo State APC Chairman, Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogbu, APC National Vice Chairman, South East, among other key Party members were on ground to welcome the new entrants into the APC fold.
While reacting to the development, Governor Uzodimma said: “My heart is full of joy. First, I will start by giving God glory. He set aside today for a reunion of men of good conscience from Imo State, those who understand the need for a united Imo State and a new Imo State. A State where everybody must be his brother’s keeper, a State where people must support a winning team to continue to play the match. I want to thank the Almighty God for that.