Former Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Okey Onyekanma is leading another  mass exodus from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Alongside him, a cadre of prominent party members including the State Woman Leader of Imo PDP, Hon. Mrs. Ijeoma Domike, Chairman of PDP Mbaitoli LGA, Chief Agu Ozims, former council chairman of Mbaitoli LGA and SA security to the former governor, Hon. Dr. Azubuike Nwoke, former south-east zonal ex-officio, Chief Mrs. Ngozi Orubele, LGA officers of the PDP, ward chairmen, and over 400 party members have tendered their resignations from the PDP.

In his resignation letter, Hon. Okey Onyekanma cited a departure from the foundational principles and character of the PDP, lamenting its drift from being an inclusive, grassroots-based movement to an entity embroiled in internal conflicts and alignment with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). 

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He expressed gratitude for the opportunities afforded to him within the party, including his tenure as Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

This mass departure underscores growing disillusionment within the PDP and signals a significant shift in the political dynamics of Imo State. With key figures such as Chief Emeka Ihedioha leading the exodus, questions arise regarding the future trajectory of both the PDP and the broader political landscape of Imo State.

The departing members have indicated their intention to explore alternative avenues for political engagement while expressing unwavering commitment to the advancement of good governance in Imo State and Nigeria.

The ramifications of this development are poised to reverberate across Imo State’s political sphere, setting the stage for potential realignments and reshaping the political calculus in the region.