Seeking Refuge: Former Spokesperson For Jonathan, Ima Niboro, Decamps To APC

Seeking Refuge: Former Spokesperson For Jonathan, Ima Niboro, Decamps To APC

By Agency Reports on December 6, 2016
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FILE: Ima Niboro (left), managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, welcoming the minister of information, Lai Mohammed at the NAN Headquarters in Abuja on Friday, December 12, 2015 | NAN

Ima Niboro, former spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC from the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Niboro was ushered into his new party at his residence in Udu local government area of Delta State on Monday, December 5, 2016.

“My membership of the APC is true,” he said.

Niboro, a former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said he joined the APC to align Delta with the government at the national level and to galvanise development.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

The former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decried the level of infrastructure decay in Delta.

He was formally received by APC stalwarts in Ughelli South local government area of Delta, where he hails from.

Our findings reveal that Ima Niboro may be making this move to save himself from prosecution by the EFCC over funds, reportedly $8 million, that was given to him during his tenure as the managing director of NAN for the purpose of image management for the Goodluck Jonathan administration in the foreign press. (NAN)


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