BY JANE UKONU
The Imo Awareness Coalition, IAC, has said the All Progressive Congress, APC “is sinking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Imo State in quick political sand”
The PDP had slipped from the ruling to opposition party in Imo State ,when on January 14, 2020 the Supreme Court ousted Emeka Ihedioha as Governor and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress, APC as duly elected Governor of the State.
Thereafter, the State party Chairman, Mr.Charles Ezekwem resigned and majority of its members in the Imo State House of Assembly decamped to the All Progressive Congress, APC.
Reacting to the development, the IAC in a statement in Owerri and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Fidelis Echendu, he said the “APC is not oblivious of the manner it re captured power in the State and is applying all manner of gimmicks to sink its rival, the PDP in quick political sand
“This move is geared towards weakening and decimating its rival political party in the event the Supreme Court per chance revisits its judgment on Imo governorship or ahead of the 2023 elections.
The IAC faulted the defection of some members of the PDP in the Imo State House of Assembly who hurriedly defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, describing the lawmaker’s action as premature which put a question mark on the integrity of the lawmakers
“The gale of defections has gradually become our political culture not just in Imo State but in the country.It is also a sad commentary on our political advancement which should be roundly condemned”the statement said