- Former NAN director, Niboro, dumped PDP for the APC
- Niboro said his joining the ruling party was aimed to align Delta with the government
Ima Niboro, ex-media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the NAN reports.
He announced his decision to decamp to the APC to the reporters on December 5, Monday, at his residence in Udu local government area of Delta. “My membership of the APC is true,’’ he told reporters.
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Former Jonathan's aide said that his joining to the ruling party was meant to align Delta with the federal government at the national level and to stimulate the development.
Niboro said: “It is not a sudden switch. I have had 18 months to study the situation as it concerned my ward, local government, community and even my state.
“I have to conclude that there is time for everything. This is the time for us in Delta to link up with the federal government in order to bring development to our land.
“We cannot at this critical point of our history be left out of federal government’s development agenda.
“There is no synergy between Delta and the federal government and we cannot achieve that synergy when we are working at cross-purposes.
“We must work together to achieve that synergy,’’ he added.
A former Peoples Democratic Party member lamented the level of infrastructure decay in Delta.
The politician was officially received by APC shareholders in Ughelli South local government area of Delta, where he came from.
Mr Ima Niboro during Jonathan's government served as a Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.
He was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari in February 2016.