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Ohakim’s defection not a disaster – PPA chieftain

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI – A stalwart of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Tony Walibe, has said that the recent defection of Governor Ikedi Ohakim to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not a disaster to the PPA.

Walibe, who addressed stakeholders, was of the view that “the Governor’s exit from PPA is an opportunity for loyalists of the party to form a formidable force with a view to moving the party to higher grounds in Imo state”.

According to the PPA chieftain, efforts should be made to fish out mercenaries in PPA, who are bent on destabilizing the party, stressing that time has come for party loyalists to unite and pursue a common cause.

He condemned the current do-or-die brand of politics in Nigeria, adding that if this is allowed to continue, it will erode the active diversity and vibrancy in the nation’s political space.

Chief Walibe assured that a number of monitors from within and outside Nigeria will be in Imo state to monitor the forthcoming local council elections in the state.

“We are working in collaboration with democracy activists and international media professionals working with the United Nations to monitor the election from the ward to local government level”, Walibe said.


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