As the political drama continue in Imo State, there are strong indications that the 27 local Government Chairmen and 645 Councillors are heading to the Action Alliance, AA from the All Progressive Congress, APC.
AA is the new political abode of loyalists of Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha after the APC handed it’s governorship ticket to Senator Hope Uzodinma.
19 members of the House of Assembly had defected to the AA. 17 of them are of the APC while 2 lawmakers came from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Imo State has seen so much political gymnastics after Governor Okorocha declined support for the APC Governorship candidate, Uzodinma and vowed to support Nwosu, his son in law in another political party, the Action Alliance
Nwosu last Tuesday said he had to quit the APC for AA citing injustice, impunity and lack of respect for party Constitution as his reasons.
The defection of the 27 Local governm Governmentent Chairmen and Councillors to the AA is part of a grand design to secure grassroot support for Mr.Nwosu’s governorship ambition ahead of elections in 2019.
Also this newspaper was told that some members of the APC State Executive are also on the move to the AA to drum support for Nwosu.
Next year’s governorship election in Imo State will certainly be everyone’s delight as four major political parties scramble for the State number one job.
Local Government Chairmen and Councillors in Nigeria are termed as aprons of powerful State Governors who do their bidding
An observer of political dynamics in Imo State contend that the switch of the LGA Chairmen and Councillors is a deft move all aimed at giving AA a solid support base to confront the APC, PDP and APGA who also have die hard and fanatic supporters in the State.