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Ex-Governor Ikedi Ohakim Dumps PDP

Former Governor Ikedi Ohakim of Imo State has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) like a bad habit.

Ohakim has now joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He announced his defection on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

Ohakim said; “As they rightly observed, I have a unique orientation in participatory politics that emphasizes common interest as against personal interest.”

“It was on record that in 1998, against the pull of the tide, many people were surprised when I refused to line behind APP which was considered the party of the movers and shakers of the State then and joined the PDP. What followed later was almost a political tsunami that consumed the then powerful APP in Imo State.”

“This time around, I have refused to swing against the tide because my people, the ones that will bury me when I die, have asked me not to swing against the tide.”

“To me, the moment the interest of the people is not factored in any political decision I make, nothing else makes meaning.”

“Anyone conversant with my political trajectory would readily identify what defines my choice of political association.”

“I particularly get enamoured with any and every engagement that has a promise of deploying party, power and government to serve people conscientiously and with the fear of God.”

“APC is the only party that is functionally national in outlook and cannot by any stretch of imagination, fit into a party under the control of a few identified individuals.”

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