Information reaching MaaziTV, has revealed that a former governor of Imo State, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim has formally joined the All Progressives Congress APC.
Ohakim was govenror of Imo State from 2007 till 2011.
The Okohia in Isiala Mbano born technocrat and politican, has remained apolitical since his outing at the 2019 General Elections, which he contested under the platform of Accord Party.
There have been pressure on the former governor to join a political party, right from the brief era of Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, and the Senator Hope Uzodinma APC government.
The leadership of the APC in the state, led by the State Party Chairman, Chief Marcon Nlemigbo, had paid the former governor a visit at his residence at Prefab in Owerri recently, to appeal to him to join the party.
Ohakim had been silent over his intentions, and kept his decision to join the APC a close guarded secret, known only to himself.
With his entrance into the party, there is belief that the party would be further strengthened in Okigwe zone, where the party haven’t been doing very well in recent times.
Ohakim is a close friend of the govenror of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, contesting in 2003, as his deputy, before himself becoming govenror in 2007.
The seasoned technocrat, has been rated Imo’s best govenror after the late Chief Sam Mbakwe, and was recognised in same regards, by the former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, as well as the Catholic Archbishop AJV Obinna.
His move to the APC will come with a lot of advantage and experience, to the Hope Uzodinma administration.