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The 2019 promoted gubernatorial ambition of the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, and 2015 gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rt Hon Nnaemeka Nkem Ihedioha has suffered a set back as political pressure group championing for his governorship ambition, and who are mostly women under the umbrella of 'Divine Sisters' led by Mrs Ndidi Njoku from same Mbaise Political block with Ihedioha has abandoned him to embrace his bitter political rival, Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Araraume.

According to a press statement titled "MASS DEFECTION OF PDP WOMEN INTO APC, ALL FOR SENATOR IFEANYI ARARAUME" and made available to Ifeanyicy.com, and endorsed by Awurum Darlington, the social media Aide to former Senator and National Commissioner in the National Communication Commission (NCC), Ifeanyi Araraume, stated that "It was a historical home coming for the most Distinguished Senator Ifeanyi Araraume within these few days of helping hand, as the group popularly known and addressed as Divine Sisters, formally with the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and PDP stormed Isiebu Umuduru Isiala Mbano on the 4th of September 2017, to formally defect and register with All Progressive Congress  APC, in support of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and his political ambition come 2019. The group aptly led by the pragmatic leadership of Mrs. Ndidi Njoku of Ezinihite Mbaise who spoke on behalf of the women insisted that Araraume is the reason for their unanimous decision to register with All Progressive Congress (APC) from People's Democratic Party (PDP)"

The statement reads in parts "The women identified as the LGA/ Zonal leaders of Divine Sisters led by their State leader Mrs. Ndidi Njoku and Okigwe zonal leader Mrs. Ndidi Egwim Popularly known and addressed as (OluImo) presented a literal communique unanimously signed by the organization after reaching this decision, pointing out that their major reason for this difficult but wise decision to decamp from PDP and fully register with APC is Araraume and Imo State of tomorrow, expressing that there is definitely no disagreement or disharmony between them and Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha but the desire to recover and reposition Imo State for the posterity having understood through good political analysis and opinion pool that Senator Ifeanyi Araraume is the only one with the much needed capacity and mental attitude to recover Imo State from the state of quagmire it found herself today as a result of their collective carelessness."

Welcoming the August visitors, overwhelmed Senator Ifeanyi Araraume "expressed great satisfaction with the bold step, acknowledged how difficult a decision it must have been for them, while assuring them of his unwavering support while in the APC family. He urged them to go and register in their various wards and get to work, but also assured them that APC is one indivisible family anchored on rule of law/ due process and willing to accommodate all."

The 2015 gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Araraume "reassured them that there's no dispute/ divide in Imo APC and National level as he and other good party leaders  are charged with the obligation of promoting and building the party to a more attractive platform. A lot of people who are in APC today knows that APC has a good and attractive manifesto without anti peoples' policy. But no matter how good a vehicle is, a very bad driver will always have issues with stirring it. If our Local Governments are functional and very effective, it could help reduce the hunger and unemployment to 15 or 20%, if our Pensioners are being paid as at when due, there wouldn't be much hunger in the land, if we ply on very good roads, everyone will be happy and grateful. et al."

You could recall that Chief Araraume pinched tent under the platform of All Progressive Congress APC, from the People's Democratic Party PDP in 2015, after a controversial but shabbily conducted PDP gubernatorial primaries that  produced Ihedioha as party flagbearer in 2014 and left many party stakeholders heartbroken, and contributed immensely in promoting and strengthening the APC party in Imo State after Araraume and group defected to strengthen Okorocha defeat PDP in the 2015 governorship election.
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