A former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, have enjoined members of the party in the state to remain steadfast, adding that victory is assured for the leading opposition party at the polls in 2023.
He gave the assurance at a reception ceremony organized in honour of the party’s Imo State-born National Secretary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, in Owerri on Wednesday, February 23.
Ihedioha, who is a also a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives said the party has grown stronger and learnt from its mistakes, and stressed that the PDP in Imo is prepared to deliver greater electoral outcomes.
In his address, the National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, appealed to the PDP faithful in Imo State to put behind them the agonies of the governorship mandate which Imo people gave the party but was upturned by the Supreme Court.
Ayu, who is also a former Senate President, noted that victory is certain for the PDP in Imo State.
He regretted the mishandling of the agitations in the South East by the APC-led Federal Government, insisting that agitations occur when the people feel a sense of marginalization.
Ayu promised that when voted into power in 2023, the PDP will stop the killing of Igbo youths and address the root causes of the agitations as late President Umaru Yar’Adua did with Niger Delta militants.
He called on the leaders of the party in Imo to work together so as to take the reins of power in the state, which he said has become very certain.
In his remarks, the National Secretary of PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, said PDP has one common enemy which is APC.
Anyanwu stated that PDP is united in the state, promising never to use his position to witch-hunt anybody.