More Igbo PDP Governors Will Join APC – Uzodimma

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Governor Hope Uzodimma
More Igbo PDP Governors Will Join APC - Uzodimma - Vantage News Nigeria
Governor Hope Uzodimma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has said that more Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will decamp to the ruling All Progressives Party (APC).

Uzodimma said this while speaking to journalists at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja on Monday.

He stated that the decamping of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, to the APC is just a matter of hours away from official announcement.

The Governor spoke moments after a closed-door meeting with the Caretaker National Chairman of APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mala Buni, and other members of the committee.

According to him, more governors of the Southeast region are already planning to join the party.

He said, “If you recall when I addressed you here a couple of months ago, I told you that the moment I resumed office in Imo State as the governor that the impression and perception of our party in the South-East would change and the resultant effect would be that more credible individuals and governors would even join the party.

“Today, I am being vindicated because we are hearing it and I’m sure that in a few hours from now, we will get confirmation that one of our best will be joining the party and is the governor of Ebonyi State. Of course, I will be very glad and it will be my joy to welcome a governor and more governors, not only him, we are still talking about more governors to join.

“The APC is the ruling party and for the interest of national integration and cohesion, Imo and the South-East need to become part and parcel of the ruling party to make the Nigerian project a complete project.”

On the reason for his visit, he said, “I’m at the headquarters of our great party to meet with the critical stakeholders and officers of our party as to the status and ongoing events in our great party, and I had a private audience with the National Chairman and some members of the NWC (caretaker) and also touched base on our preparedness for the upcoming bye-election.

“Of course, you know that any moment from now, there will be a senatorial bye-election in Imo State for the Imo North Senatorial District, and I think our party is prepared. The APC is the party to beat in Imo State.

“The most important thing is for the APC to win the election. The party has an internal mechanism of confirming who the candidate is. The Supreme Court has said it; the Electoral Act has said it. Every party has the right and it is only the party that sponsors a candidate. Of course, we have our candidate; there are some few legal issues going on. I don’t want to go into that now because the matter pending in court is sub judice, but at the end of the day, we have a candidate.”

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