- The Imo State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is becoming formidable ahead of the crucial off-cycle gubernatorial polls
- On Monday, June 19, the ruling party received defectors from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- They were received by the governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, at the Imo State House in Owerri, the state capital
Imo, Owerri - Ahead of the crucial off-cycle 2023 gubernatorial elections in Imo State, Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has received defectors from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Uzodimma received the defectors at the government house in Owerri, the state capital, on Monday, June 19.
While speaking at the meeting, Governor Uzodimma reassured members of the Opposition parties that the Imo All Progressives Congress (APC) is open to receiving more members to move the state forward.
Gov Uzodimma hails PDP bold decampees
He, however, commended the courage of the members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who decamp to build consensus in the politics of Imo State for the interest of our people and the development of our state.
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The governor stated that a political party is a vehicle for rendering selfless services to the people, and individuals or groups should be allowed to serve their fellow citizens.
Mr Collins Opuruzor speaking on behalf of his fellow decampees, declared his support for the governor's "patriotic and tenacious drive in transforming Imo State in infrastructure, economy, and social status."
He further disclosed his intentions to be admitted to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Shared Prosperity Government "where accountability, inclusiveness and burning desire to make Imo great, are the order of the day".
Imo State: PDP executives resign positions, dump party, give reason
In another similar development, the PDP executives in Imo State resigned from the leadership roles of the party in the state on Sunday.
Collins Opuozor, the publicity secretary of the PDP in the state, alongside other members of the executives, announced their resolution at a press briefing on Sunday.
The aggrieved leaders of the PDP alleged that the party's candidate in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, Samuel Anyanwu, was after their lives.