Ihedioha meets with Labour Party’s only Governor, Otti, following departure from PDP

Emeka Ihedioha, the former governor of Imo State, recently paid a visit to Labour Patty’s only Governor in Nigeria, Alex Otti of Abia State.

GistReel reports that Otti is the only governor elected under the platform of the Labour Party.

Ihedioha meets with Labour Party's only Governor, Otti, following departure from PDP
Emeka Ihedioha with Alex Otti

Ihedioha took to X this morning to share some pictures of his visit to Government House, Umuahia.

Delighted to have met with my esteemed brother and friend, Governor @alexottiofr, at his residence in Isialangwa. We had a convivial discussion, even as I commend his giant strides in Abia State,” the ex-governor wrote.

This happened a few days after Ihedioha officially left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In the letter he sent to the PDP chairman in Mbutu Ward, Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, Ihedioha explained that he decided to resign because his personal beliefs no longer aligned with the direction of the main opposition party.

He expressed his dedication to the advancement of democracy and good governance in the country despite his decision to step away from PDP.

According to him, having been a member of the party since its inception in 1998, he has contributed immensely to the growth and evolution of the party.

He, however, lamented recent developments within the PDP, stating that it has deviated from its core principles.

He voiced concerns over the party’s inability to enact internal reforms, uphold its own regulations, and effectively oppose the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

“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 Progressives Congress.’

“It is in the light of the foregoing, that I am compelled to offer my resignation from the People’s Democratic Party effective immediately.

While the decision was difficult to take, I, however, believe that it is the right one. Despite this resignation, I will always be available to offer my services towards the deepening of democracy and good governance in Nigeria”, the letter added

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