Ihedioha was sacked by Supreme court as Imo Governor
Following the recent defection of Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, there have been speculations that other prominent members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will soon defect to the ruling party. One of those fingered to be defecting to the APC includes the ex-governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha.
However, the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has dismissed the speculations that the ex-Governor had concluded plans to defect to the APC..
This was contained in a statement issued by the State PDP Publicity Secretary, Ogubundu Nwadike, in Owerri, on Wednesday. The party described the speculation as the handiwork of mischief makers.
The statement read in part, “The attention of the Peoples Democratic Party, Imo State has been drawn to a mischievous, poorly scripted story, attributed to a national daily (Not The PUNCH), as well as other social media news platforms, alleging plans by His Excellency, Emeka Ihedioha, CON and some notable leaders of our great party to decamp to the All Progressives Congress.
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“Ordinarily, we would not dignify such inanity with an official response, but to ensure that nobody is held in doubt about the falsehood inherent in the said story. We not only declare unequivocally that Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has no plans to leave our dear party, we authoritatively add that he and other leaders of our party in the state have no reason to contemplate such action.
“We wish to assure our teeming members, supporters, Imolites and Nigerians in general and indeed reiterate that there is no iota of truth that our members are leaving to another party. Only recently, Hon. Pascal Okolie, member of the Imo State House of Assembly representing Orlu State Constituency announced his defection and his followers from the ruling APC to our party and we are expecting more to follow soon.
“Imo PDP under the watch of Engr. Charles C. Ugwuh, OON is intact and there is no crack or leakage anywhere.”