Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has on Monday stated that more South-East Governors from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are expected in the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in due course.
Uzodimma said this while addressing newsmen after a brief consultation with the Chairman of the Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Uzodimma also said the defection of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State to the governing party is a done deal, and that more state governors from the geo-political zone are on the waiting list to jump ship to the fold of the ruling party soon. Uzodinma attributed the much touted defection of Umahi to the concerted efforts by APC leaders to make an in-road into the South East geopolitical zone. “If you recall when I addressed you here couple of months ago, I told you that the moment I resume office in Imo State as the governor, that the impression and the perception of our party in South East will change and the resultant effect will be that more credible individuals and governors will even join the party”, he said. Read also: APC Has Again Started Making False Promises – Nyesom Wike
“Today I am being vindicated because we are hearing it and I’m sure few hours from now we get a 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 more governors to join. APC is the ruling party and for the interest of national integration and cohesion, Imo and South East indeed, need to become part and parcel of the ruling party to make the Nigerian project a complete project.”, he added.