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Ex Imo Deputy Governor, Irona Joins Ihedioha In Quitting PDP

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A former deputy governor of Imo State, Gerald Irona has joined his former boss, Emeka Ihedioha in resigning from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a move that has further shrunk the opposition party in the state. 

The Eastern Updates recalls that Ihedioha shocked political watchers on Tuesday when he tendered his resignation, attributing the inability of the PDP to offer credible opposition to the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) among others.

His erstwhile deputy has also pulled other members of the executives in the State with him in quitting PDP.

Irona attributed his decision to quit the party to the “dissatisfaction with the current situation of things” in the PDP.

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Details of his resignation letter to the ward chairman of Oguta council area reads: “I regret that the party has deviated significantly from the noble principles established by its founding fathers,” the letter reads.

Also accompanying him in the gale of defection is the former Speaker of the State Assembly, Lawman Duruji and the State organising secretary, Law Biaduo.

Others are, Paschal Uzor, vice-chairman Owerri zone and veteran Nollywood actor, Charles Awurum.

In another report, the Chairman of the Imo State Chapter of the PDP, Sir Chidi Dike, has described the exit of a former governor of the state from the party as unfortunate.

Reacting to the development in an interview with reporters on Thursday, the Imo PDP chairman said it was regrettable, noting that the rumour of Ihedioha’s planned exit had been rife before he made the official announcement on Tuesday.

Dike said, “It is unfortunate that a leader of his calibre resigned from the party, being one of the founding fathers and funders.

“Life is like a rotating fan; when it rotates to your side, you are happy and when it turns away, you are not happy.”

The Imo PDP Chairman, however, said the party would not allow Ihedioha’s exit to dampen its morale.

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