The Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, who defected with 18 lawmakers has emerged as the running mate of the Action Alliance governorship candidate in the state, Uche Nwosu.
Nwosu is the son-in-law of the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
Ihim on Thursday led 18 other members of the state House of Assembly to defect to the AA from the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.
While the former APC members accused the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole of injustice, the PDP members who defected, said that the emergence of the new PDP in the state, and the lack of effective leadership in the party, prompted their move to the AA.
Confirming the development, the Director of Media and Publicity, Uche Nwosu Campaign Organisation, Jones Onwuasoanya, said that with Nwosu and Ihim, the AA was optimistic of winning the state in 2019.