BY ALFRED AGUDIEBUBE
The deputy governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) and Immediate past Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Chief Acho Ihim, has dumped his party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ihim, whose party and governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu, are challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State at the tribunal, disclosed his exit from the AA yesterday while presenting a goodwill message at the inauguration of the 9th Assembly of the state House of Assembly.
The former speaker paused to inform the Deputy Governor, Hon. Gerald Irona, who represented the governor, that he had officially left the AA for the PDP.
He said: “I have returned to my original party, the PDP and now I have joined the moving train.”
Sources close to the former speaker said that Ihim’s dumping of Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law and exit from the Okorocha political family were overdue as his office and person were serially denigrated by wife of the immediate past governor.
A source said: “Okorocha structured his government in such a way that the speaker had to revert to his son in-law, Uche Nwosu, on most issues of governance.
“It was obvious that the governor didn’t think so much of Ihim. He was merely using Ihim for his purposes some of which were ignoble while Ihim was hoping to get a big break from the governor and his son-in-law that never came.
“It is obvious the former speaker has nothing to fall back on politically and so didn’t’ waste much time to dump the Okorocha political dynasty.”
FROM THE TOWER OF TRUTH