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The Imo House of Assembly candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2023 election, Engr Onyiriuka Stanley Chike and thousands of his supporters on Tuesday dumped the party in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area.
The politician also announced that he has pitched his tent with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while also declaring support for the governorship flagbearer, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, ahead of the upcoming polls billed to hold on the 11th of November.
In a statement on Tuesday, the politician popularly known as ‘Chyko’, explained that he and his followers left the SDP to join hands with Imo people to rescue the state from ‘insecurity, bad governance, greed and harsh policies’.
Onyiriuka said what’s needed is the exit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government and the enthronement of people-oriented administration, which he believes Anyanwu would offer.
He enjoined anyone working against the liberation of Imo to have a change of heart, insisting the gubernatorial poll ‘would serve as a restoration season to stop killing of innocent youths and burning of houses for no reason.’
Onyiriuka, who described the APC administration as ‘very insensitive’, swore to continue to mobilise well-meaning Nigerians in the three zones against the ruling party.
The Eastern Updates had reported that Anyanwu had last weekend declared that the upcoming 11th of November elections will mark an end to the lingering insecurity, poverty and deceit in the state when he takes over the affairs of the state.
Anyanwu gave this assurance at the weekend in Oguta and Oru West local government areas respectively during his “Thank You Tour” of the LGAs. The party candidate further maintained that since APC has failed to restore peace and put a stop to the panic in the state, no genuine Imo person would ever vote for them.