The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has experienced defection after a chieftain of the party in the state and acting chairman, Fiscal Responsibility Commission, Victor Muruako, dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress.
Muruako defected to the ruling party alongside hundreds of his supporters in Ihiagwa ward, Owerri West Local Council Area.
The former PDP chieftain was received at APC state Secretariat, Owerri by the party’s state deputy chairman, Ugochukwu Nzekwe.
He noted that he decided to defect from PDP for the first time since he joined it on June 16, 1998.
Muruako while giving his reason for dumping PDP noted that the Governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma has not discriminated against any Imo person since he became the governor of the state.
He said, “Even those we worked for (during the elections) did not take us as serious as Governor Hope Uzodinma is taking us now. It is my promise to you that we won’t use this broom to oppress people but to bring development and prosperity to our people.”
He expressed the readiness to work with the ruling party in Owerri west, federal constituency and Owerri zone.