As the 2019 governorship election in Imo State comes close, a governorship aspirant, Mrs Chidiebere Ogbuta is said to have concluded plans to dump the Independent Democrats for the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, ANRP.
The ANRP is one of the fastest growing political parties in Nigeria which has made remarkable in road into Imo State political landscape.
Her likey defection is coming at a time politicians are switching to various political parties where they can realize their ambitions ahead of the 2019 polls.
The ANRP has a formidable political structure in Imo. Under the tutelage of the State Chairman, Mr. Chibuike Oziri, the party has been embraced by top professionals who made a mark in various fields of human endeavour and determined to take over reins of governance in Imo State.
Mrs. Ogbuta had declared her ambition to join the Imo governorship contest on the platform of I.D last month but may have decided to paddle her political boat on the platform of the ANRP which is showing some prospects as the general elections draws near in the State.
Efforts by this newspaper to speak to the Ezinihitee Mbaise born U.S based medical practitioner to confirm or dispel the report was futile as her mobile line was switched off.
But a top party source confirmed that her move is real as she is set to officially announce her defection to the ANRP soon to demonstrate her readiness to be a serious contender for the Imo guber race.