Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, has said his decision to hitch the All Progressives Congress (APC) was to supply unhindered support to Governor Hope Uzodimma to maneuver the state forward.
The ex-Governor of Imo State, Ohakim reveal his new political party yesterday, during a grand reception organized by the ruling party in his hometown of Mbano Local Council of the state.
Ohakim also applauded the present day Governor Uzodima for the continous development and poverty eradicating policies he introduced to the state. He also added the polcies introduced by the current administration is a key factor to his decampment from the opposition party.
He said: “Given my commitment to the simplest decisions that might be most beneficial to the people and desirous of the necessity to quickly join hands with my friend, Uzodimma, and other leaders of the party in Imo, South East and Nigeria to create a formidable party headed by individuals that share an equivalent values and ideals with me, I, Ikedi Ohakim, and my supporters and associates decided to hitch the APC.
“This commitment is in response to the political base request of my admirers and therefore the touching request by the leadership of All Progressive Congress in Imo State. What i’m doing today, accordingly, is to publicly endorse an action I took at my ward level many months ago.”
According to him, so far, Uzodimma has shown zeal, commitment and capacity to supply good governance, adding that it behoves Imo people, at now in time, to support the governor to raise the riches of Imo state and meet the desires of the people.
“Added to the above, I find in Governor Uzodimma a person , who is decided to line enviable records that might change the lives and fortunes of the people and therefore the state at the top of the day,” Ohakim added.
Other party chieftains at the event, including Imo APC Chairman, Marcel Nlemigbo; House of Assembly Speaker, Paul Emeziem; Secretary to government (SSG), Cosmos Iwu; and Chairman, APC Membership Registrations, Update and Revalidation Committee, Godwin Anaughe, said Ohakim’s entrance would boost the membership drive of the party.
They added that the ex- Governor Ikedi Ohakim would also bring his political wealth of experience in arrangement and capacity to better the ruling party stakes In Imo State for a long time.