Sequel to the crisis rocking Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, a group of aggrieved members of the party, under the aegis Good Governance Forum (GGF), has reportedly consulted with the state leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in a bid to formerly decamp to the party. This was disclosed in a statement by the publicity secretary of SDP in Imo state, Godsent Chilos on Friday.
The statement quoted leaders of the group as saying that, with the events unfolding in Imo APC, it will be very difficult for the party to win elections in Imo State come 2019. The statement also reported the leaders of the aggrieved APC group as saying that their membership cuts across the 27 LGAs and the 305 wards in Imo State. Chilos quoted them as saying, “Our attraction to SDP is as a result of the grass root strength of SDP. SDP’s commitment to restructuring of Nigeria and operation of Open Government when elected to power, adherence to the principles of internal democracy, harmonious co-existence and respect to the democratic rights of members.
“We think that SDP is the only Party in Imo State that has brighter chances of winning the Governorship of Imo State including majority in the State House of Assembly in 2019, because APC and PDP has failed imolites. “We shall formerly announce their defection to SDP before the end of August 2018 in Owerri”.