The Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Imo State has stated in unequivocal terms that the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar would garner over 60 percent of the votes in Imo State come 2023, just like he did in the 2019 election.
Sir Ambrose Ejiogu, Chairman, Elders’ Council of the party stated this during the inauguration of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council in Owerri,yesterday.
Also speaking while inaugurating the campaign council, the State Chairman of the party, Engr Charles Ugwu assured that there is unity of purpose in the PDP which, according to him is the strongest party in Imo State.
He said, victory is in sight for PDP. Success is also in sight too. He urged Let’s march forward together. We have capable men who can deliver success. He urged everyone to file behind the campaign council to ensure victory for the party at the polls’’.
The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, in his contribution at the event said “We are proud to be inaugurated today. We accept to work for our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. We have an arduous task. Last presidential election, PDP polled 67% of the total votes cast in Imo State, and in the election before that one we got 93%. Last election, we delivered for Governorship.
When we were in government, granted autonomy to the local government system, restored confidence in governance and paid pensions, thereby alleviating poverty in the state. These are the credentials we are taking to Imo people. PDP has the best message in Imo. Our vice presidential candidate is a full-blooded Igbo man. So we have a stake in this election. Imo is a PDP State”.
On his part, Director of Campaign Hon Grey Egu said, “If we elect a PDP President, nobody will kick us out of office after seven months. If we deliver a president, anyone who wins the tick of PDP for Imo governorship will move straight to Douglas House.”