After Umahi, more opposition governors will join APC, says Uzodimma

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, on Monday, said, the All Progressives Congress was preparing to receive more opposition party governors after the defection of his Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi, in a couple of days.
He said this while speaking to journalists after a closed-door meeting with the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni, and other members of the committee, at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja.
Uzodinma further explained that he was at the party secretariat to contribute his quota to the party’s strategy towards ensuring victory for its candidates in the December 5 Senatorial bye-election.
The APC is contesting the Imo North Senatorial district election where two aspirants are laying claim to the party’s ticket – Frank Ibizem and Senator Ifianyi Ararume.
The Imo state governor told reporters, “If you recall when I addressed you here a couple of months ago, I told you that the moment I resume Office in Imo State as the Governor, that the impression and the perception of our party in South East will change and the resultant effect will be that more credible individuals and Governors will even join the party.
“Today I am being vindicated because we are hearing it and I’m sure a few hours from now we get a confirmation that one of our best will be joining the party and (he) is the Governor of Ebonyi State. Of course, I will be very glad and it will be my joy to welcome a Governor and more Governors, not only him, we are still talking more Governors to join.
“APC is the ruling party and for the interest of national integration and cohesion, Imo and South-East, indeed, needs to become part and parcel of the ruling party to make the Nigerian project a complete project.” The Punch
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