Hope Uzodimma Receives PDP Decampees, Other Opposition Chieftains to APC

Hope Uzodimma Receives PDP Decampees, Other Opposition Chieftains to APC

  • The woes of the PDP, Imo state chapter continued on Monday, April 24, when a number of its high-profile members dumped the party for the APC
  • The opposition party has been depleted further even after the emergence of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as its governorship candidate
  • Four serving members of the House of Representatives joined the APC in a move that has strengthened the ruling party in the state

Owerri - The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Imo state has received four House of Representatives members who defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with over 3,000 of their followers into the APC at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square, Owerri.

The lawmakers from the PDP include Hon. Bede Ekeh, Hon. Ikenna Elezieanya; and Hon. Henry Nwawuba.

Imo APC defectors
Governor Uzodimma assured the defectors that their interests would be protected in the APC. Photo credit: @GovtOfImoState
Source: Twitter

Speaking at the event, they testified to the remarkable achievements of Governor Hope Uzodimma and promised to contribute their quota to the ongoing development in Imo state.

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The federal lawmakers also promised to collapse all their political structures for Governor Uzodimma to be elected for a second term.

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Hon Ekeh specifically said Governor Uzodimma had shown capacity in the development of the state and as the foremost leader in the southeast.

On his part, Theodore Ekechi, National Commissioner at the North East Development Commission (NEDC), stated that Governor Uzodimma’s style of leadership has endeared opposition members who are joining the APC in their numbers.

In his address, Governor Uzodimma assured all the defectors that the APC is one and their interests would be protected.

He said:

“I thank my brothers, they have come to add value; they have not come to reduce value.
“I know every one of them on their credentials; they are people with impeccable credentials, they have something to offer, and I can tell you that I know how to use the value they are coming to add.

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“Those who have been at the National Assembly speaking for and on behalf of our people. I am very happy that we have bought into the acronym that charity begins at home.
“My promise is that there are no new members of APC and no old members of APC. I want to assure them they will not regret their decision because what is there to fight?”

“I am elated,”- Gov Uzodimma says as he receives defectors

Writing on his Twitter page, Governor Uzodimma noted that:

“I am highly elated today, not just because of the increased membership base of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), but for the benefit, it portrays for ndi Imo at large - more unity for greater achievements.
I re-echoed the creed of “one big united family” to our brothers & sisters, received. The internal democracy in our party is top notch & allows progress of all, after all, we’re progressive in nature and as such remain accommodating to everyone even as we call on others to join.”

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Imo elders adopt charter of equity for political offices, endorse Uzodimma for 2nd term

Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Imo state elders’ council had endorsed Governor Uzodimma for a second term.

The elders also adopted a Charter of Equity for the rotation of key political offices among the three senatorial zones in the state.

The state’s governorship will rotate among the three senatorial zones of Orlu, Okigwe, and Owerri for eight years each, the charter advocated.

10th NASS: APC governors accuse two candidates of offering bribes to lawmakers

Meanwhile, APC governors have accused two lawmakers elected into the 10th National Assembly of bribery.

The governors said the lawmakers are offering their colleagues $1 million per vote to elect them as Speaker and Senate President.

According to the state chief executives, the actions of the lawmakers-elect may make zoning impossible if action is taken slowly.

Source: Legit.ng

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