Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mr Ohakim formerly registered as a member the ruling party on Tuesday at his hometown, Okohia in Isiala Mbano council.
This is coming months after he denied on reports that he was planning to join the ruling party.
In a statement on February, he said he has no reason to dump the PDP but that has now changed. He said his reason for joining the APC was because of the policies of Governor Hope Uzodinma which he said are people-oriented.
“I have a unique orientation in participatory politics that emphasises common interest as against personal interest,” the former governor said. “To me, the moment the interest of the people is not factored in any decision I make, nothing else makes meaning. That remains my staying power and driving force.
“APC is the only party that is functionally national in outlook and cannot by any stretch of imagination fit into a party under the control of a few identified individuals.
“I find in Governor Hope Uzodimma a man who is determined to set enviable records that will change the lives and future of the people of the state at the end of the day,” he added.