‘APC is in­tact in Imo’

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma, Ow­erri

Com­mis­sioner for in­for­ma­tion and strat­egy in Imo State, Dr Theodore Ekechi, yes­ter­day said the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), in Imo State is in­tact.

Ekechi who said no mem­ber of the party has de­fected from the party, told news­men that the APC has con­tin­ued to gain ac­cep­tance among both the elites and com­mon people in the state. He dis­closed that con­trary to the claim of mass ex­o­dus from the party, the APC has been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the in­flux of de­cam­pees from other par­ties as he said many of the ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers of the PDP have de­camped to the APC in the last few months.

He said: “for in­stance in Ngor Ok­pala Lo­cal Govern­ment Area where I come from, 11 ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers dumped the PDP for the APC and it is the same across the state but we are not mak­ing noise about it”,

Ekechi, main­tained that the gale of de­fec­tion to the APC is an ev­i­dence that the party is in­tact in the state con­trary to re­ports that it has lost grip of its struc­ture.

He noted: “the re­ported cri­sis in APC shows that there is in­creas­ing in­ter­est in the party which is con­trary to the in­sin­u­a­tion that the party is dead in the state”.

The com­mis­sioner noted that the strug­gle for po­si­tion in a po­lit­i­cal party is an in­dex of a party that is do­ing well adding that APC as a po­lit­i­cal fam­ily is still in­tact as Imo re­mains the home of APC.

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