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Following mass resignations of 70% PDP Members from the party, former Governor Emeka Ihedioha and his supporters have floated the “Rebuild Imo Movement”(RIM) as a platform to strategize and consolidate for the promotion of democracy and good governance in Imo State and Nigeria. 

This was made known during the inaugural Press Briefing of the Rebuild Imo Movement (RIM) on the 2nd of May, 2024 where they unequivocally maintained that they have moved out of the party and moved on in their continued quest to achieve good governance at all levels. 

In a Statement signed by Prof Jude Njoku, Dr. Vin Udokwu, Rt. Hon Okey Onyekamma, Chief Sir Stanley Ekezie KSC and Kissinger Ikeokwu Esq, the Movement revealed that despite the 14th January, 2020 setback, the People’s Democratic Party in Imo State remained strong and stable until some anti-democratic forces out of their selfish desire to disrupt the cohesion and strength of the party in Imo, decided to put a clog in the wheels of progress of the party. 

It further stated that while the attacks on Imo PDP, orchestrated by agents of destabilization continued, faithful party members and leaders, beckoned on the National Working Committee (NWC) to restore harmony and order, adding that several appeals were made to the PDP NWC to stem the impunity bedeviling the party all to no avail.

The mass exodus of the party members, it said, became inevitable when the NWC deliberately ignored and disrespected the decision of the South East zonal caucus comprising the leaders, elders, former governors, former national assembly members, BoT members and state executive, on issues concerning the zone, treating the South East zonal leadership of the party with so much disrespect.

 The Movement disclosed that the mass resignation of majority members of the PDP in Imo State, which is still unfolding, is an expression of total confidence on the leadership of Rt. Hon, Emeka Ihedioha, who cited the failure of the PDP to offer credible opposition to the ruling APC, failure to carry out internal reforms, consistent drift from the ideals upon which the party was founded and the party’s inability to enforce its own rules and constitution as the major reasons for his exit. 

The Statement further reads

“Followed by the deluge of mass resignations in which more than 85% of the umbrella party had also left the PDP,  Ihedioha and his supporters have floated The Rebuild Imo Movement as a platform to strategize and consolidate. The Rebuild Imo Movement shall partner with all well meaning citizens of Imo State and organisations to give meaning to the entrenchment and promotion of democracy in our dear enclave. Consultations have commenced and shall be further broadened to reach all shades of opinion and groups. Ours is a rainbow movement that will cover both the 27 LGAs and the three geo-political zones.

“We call on Imo citizens who share the same ideals and aspirations for our beloved Imo to join hands as we embark on this engaging democratic journey. Our goal is clear, hence we shall reach out to all persons who share the goals of promotion of democracy and good governance in our state and the nation in general. To achieve this goal, the list of persons who abandoned the PDP to join this new crusade under the Rebuild Imo Movement shall be made known to you in the course of our further engagements with you.

“The essence of this briefing is to let you know that we have moved on and would not be distracted in our quest for the promotion of good governance and democracy in Imo State and Nigeria. This engagement shall continue at all levels, as we remain open to building consensus with all group or persons who are committed to the promotion of good governance and democracy in Imo State and Nigeria”.