I will join the PDP where I have friends – Ikimi

by Isi Esene

Tom Ikimi, erstwhile leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has made clear his intention to join the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after dumping the opposition party.

Ikimi left the APC after having a bitter disagreement with other party leaders, including Bola Tinubu, over his inability to actualize his ambition of clinching the position of party chairman.

Ikimi subsequently dumped the party effectively describing Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State as a sell-out who does not have the interest of the party at heart.

The veteran politician spoke with newsmen at the Benin Airport yesterday saying he has decided to join the PDP where he has “friends”.

He also said that there was no reason to be at logger head with the Federal Government as development in his native land of Igueben, Edo State, was done by the Federal Government and not the state government.

He further said that he had had talks and discussions with Tony Anenih, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the PDP.

According to him, it is time to make peace with his kinsmen as well as time for him to gravitate to a party where he has friends.

Earlier, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who led some other PDP chieftains to the airport to receive and welcome Mr. Ikimi, said that they had come to identify with him and to tell him that they would not allow him to be disgraced.

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