Top chieftains of the All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have practically relocated to the United States for the ongoing 2017 10th Mbaise annual convention taking place in Boston, U.S.A
Mbaise constitute a major voting bloc in Imo State. They have three Local Governments namely Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezihinitte Mbaise and Aboh Mbaise and are huge determinant factor in who governs Imo State. This explains the large political presence of top politicians from Imo State attending the event.
Among those who went for the convention include Senator representing Owerri senatorial zone, Senator Samuel Anyanwu , Imo State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Chief Hilary Eke who is believed to be representing the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Eke is from Mbaise while Senator Anyanwu is from Ikeduru local government area though he has maternal ties with Mbaise. More prominent politicians are expected to attend the event which kicked off yesterday.
A participant at the ongoing event said more politicians are expected at the event which appears to be a shopping ground for intending public office seekers in the state.
The Convention is an annual event where issues bordering on the political, socio- economic and cultural issues affecting the Mbaise nation are discussed and addressed.