-May Join LP

Less than one week after the immediate past Governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the Mbutu, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area born former Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, over the weekend visited the Governor of Abia State Alex Otti, in his private residence at  Isiala Ngwa L.G.A.

Ihedioha, who disclosed this in a post on his social media platform stated that they had very convivial discussion. He also congratulated the Abia State Governor on his giant developmental strides that have impacted positively on the people within a very short time.

Meanwhile, there are speculations that Ihedioha, who had been a member of the PDP all through his political career, has concluded plans to join Labour Party.

One of his former Aides who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity said, “though, Oga has not officially told us that he intends to join Labour Party, most of us who are of the opinion that joining Labour Party is the best option for him, considering Peter Obi’s popularity and mass acceptance. We are anxiously waiting for him to tell us his next line of action”.

It is not yet clear if Ihedioha’s discussion with Alex Otti who was elected on the platform of L.P has any thing to do with his joining the party.

Recall, that Ihedioha, who held sway as the Governor of Imo State from May, 29, 2019 until he was ousted by a controversial judgment delivered by the Supreme Court of Nigeria on January, 14, 2022, resigned his membership of the PDP, on April, 23, 2024.

In a letter of resignation captioned, “RESIGNATION FROM THE PEOPLES DEMOCARTIC PARTY”, which he addressed to The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mbutu Ward, Aboh Mbaise L.G.A, the former Governor said, “Since 1998, I have contributed my quota to the development and transformation of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as one of the founding members. All these years, I have taken pride in the fact that the PDP is a party that will always look inward for internal reforms and provide credible leadership for the people, whether in power or outside power. I have had the benefit of serving and benefitting from party at various levels.

Regrettably, in recent times, the party has taken on a path that is at variance with my personal beliefs. Despite my attempt to offer counsel, the party is, sadly no longer able to carry out internal reforms, enforce its own rules or offer credible opposition to the ruling All Progressive Congress.

It is in the light of the forgoing, that I am compelled to offer my resignation from the People’s Democratic Party effectively immediately. While this decision was difficult to take, I, however, believe that it is the right one. Despite this resignation, I will always be available to offer services towards the deepening of democracy and good governance in Nigeria”.