Ikedi Ohakim, the former Governor of Imo State, has dumped his former political party, Accord Party, and formally joins the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ohakim proclaimed his membership of APC whilst receiving the APC flag from the State Chairman of APC, Marcellenus Nlemigbo, on Tuesday at his hometown, Okohia in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the State.
The ex-governor said he joined the APC, in obedience to the expectations of his people and their collective interest.
Speaking at the ceremony which saw him join the incumbent governor, Hope Uzodinma, in the APC, Ohakim said:
I think Imo first and is a choice to stay on course. When the entire executive of APC, visited me for registering as a member of APC, I told them that I made my position based on informed choice.
I have a unique orientation participating in politics for common interest as against personal interest. This time around I have decided not to swim against the tide
The host here are the ones that will bury me when I die and since I cannot bury myself when I die I have decided to obey my people.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the occasion witnessed the presence of State officials led by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Cosmos Iwu, and Governor Uzodimma’s Chief of Staff, Nnamdi Anyahie.
Also, the leadership of the state house of assembly, led by the Speaker, Paul Emeziem, alongside politicians from the three Senatorial zones of the Southeastern State were present at the event.