A member of the Imo state House of Assembly, Obinna Okwara who was suspended this past week has made his defection to the opposition party which is the Peoples Democratic Party from the ruling party which is the All Progressives Congress.
Okwara representing the Nkwerre state Constituency, was one out of the six lawmakers whom the speaker, Kennedy Ibe,Suspended for unparliamentary conduct.
Okwara speaking to newsmen on Thursday in a media briefing disclosed that his actions were a clear warning to the APC of hisintention to rejoin PDP at the conclusion of his current tenure at the parliament.
Though he still maintained that he had not made any official statement yet about this development has been communicated yet on the floor of the House.
In his words, “people are free to say and believe anything from the video”.
“I have been sympathetic to the APC because of my love for Governor Hope Uzodinma but such should not be at the
detriment of my political ambition”.
“I did everything within my power without fear or favor to support Uzodinma to succeed. Hence I supported all his policies and programmes”.
“I have intention to re contest for the state of Assembly in 2023 but I am not seeing any future in the APC on that so I am being left to take my faith by my hand”.
“So if I should rejoin the PDP, it is to enhance my 2023 political ambition. Remember I am a Democrat and founding member of PDP”.
“But about the rumor of my defection to PDP, yes I visited my friends in PDP and had some discussions with them. Details of what transpired may be made known later.”
He further went on to accused the speakers of the parliament saying “Kennedy Ibe says one thing and does another. He has no regard for the legislative arm of the state and he is doing more harm than good to the Governor. Honestly, I am surprised by his attitude and everything about him now is shocking,” he raged.