- The PDP has suffered a fresh blow two days after Supreme Court judgement
- The apex court had on Tuesday, January 14, sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state
- A party's deputy national auditor, Chief Regis Uwakwe, on Thursday, January 16, defected from the PDP to the APC
Nigeria's main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday, January 16, suffered another blow less than forty-eight hours after it lost governorship seat in Imo state.
Vanguard reports that the party's former deputy national auditor, Chief Regis Uwakwe, has dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
While addressing a press conference on Thursday, January 16, in Owerri, Chief Uwakwe explained that he opted to join the APC following the current political events in Imo state after due consultation with his family and political associates.
He said: “I was part of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction of the PDP, with the new Imo governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, while that crisis lasted. It is, however, sad to note that the ousted governor, Chief Ihedioha, neither implemented our terms of the agreement nor appointed any of us to any office, during his short-lived administration.”
Legit.ng gathered that while commenting on the Supreme Court judgment, the former PDP chieftain opined that since the position of the apex court is final, the citizenry must accept its judgment.
“As I always tell people to support and pray for the governor of Imo state, I do same for Senator Hope Uzodinma.
“Having worked closely with Senator Uzodinma, I am positive that he has the capacity, charisma, compassion and focus, to lead the state,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the PDP called for immediate review and reversal of the decision of the apex court on Imo governorship tussle.
It was reported that the party made this known on Thursday, January 16, at a press conference at its secretariat in Abuja.
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