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2 Recent Events That Suggest APC May Likely Dominate Imo State In 2023 Poll

Although, PDP and APGA still boast of strong followership within Imo state, some recent sequence of events have clearly pointed at the possibility of APC, becoming the dominant party towards 2023 governorship and presidential elections.

Ikedi Ohakim

However, What are these events that may suggest APC's possible dominance in Imo in 2023?

See these 2 below;

1. The defection of former governor, Ikedi Ohakim to the party

Ohakim (3rd from left) during his defection to APC recently

APC registered a major breakthrough recently in Imo state, through the defection of Ikedi Ohakim to the party from PDP. While Ikedi's defection constitute a major setback for the opposition PDP, his presence in the APC will certainly make the party a dominant force in the 2023 poll. Recall, Chief Ohakim was governor of the state from 2007 to 2012 under the Progressive People Alliance (PPA), before switching allegiance to the People's Democratic Party (PDP). One thing that may be certain is that, Ohakim's political influence will add to the strength of APC in Imo state, thereby making the party formidable against opposition parties like PDP, APGA in the forthcoming general election.

2. The defection of 5,000 PDP, APGA and AA members to the party

Another notable event that clearly showed the growing dominance of APC in Imo state, was the recent report, where about 5,000 supporters of the major opposition parties (PDP, APGA and AA), defected and joined the ruling party. In line with above, It is almost certain at the moment to state that, APC remains the most attractive destination for political actors within Imo state. Hence, if this trend of defection continues, the party could dominate the 2023 general election as opposed to what happened in 2019.

However, will APC be able to take advantage of these developments, and dominate the 2023 poll in Imo state? As things stand, the existing feud between Governor Hope Uzodinma and Rochas Okorocha, can still derail the party's cause in 2023 poll if not properly handled. 

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