Mr Hillary Ugochukwu, a senior member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo, has switched to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
On Saturday, Ugochukwu, a former senatorial candidate for the party, announced his defection at a reception hosted by APC state leaders in Owerri.
Gov. Hope Uzodimma’s accomplishments in office were commended by Ugochukwu, who stated willingness to cooperate with him to take the state to new heights.
The former presidential candidate, an agriculturist and real estate developer, urged his fans to join him in his fight to improve the world.
Before his rise to the state level, he stated he enrolled with the APC in his home ward in Ogwa in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
”After careful thought and due consultation, I have decided to join the ruling party so as to have the right platform to fully support the development milestones of Gov. Hope Uzodimma,“ he said.
Mr Lemmy Akakem, an APC chieftain, highlighted Ugochukwu’s decision to collaborate with the state governor as an indication that the administration was one to beat.
He urged other lawmakers in the state to follow in his footsteps.