Ahead of the April 25 gubernatorial supplementary elections, the Imo state governor, has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has sent his loyalists to lobby leaders of APC in both North west and South West to support him in winning the Imo state governorship re-run.
The Imo state governor further alleged that the PDP governorship candidate has equally pledged to decamp to the APC if he eventually wins the governorship elections.
However,the Ihedioha Campaign Organization has dismissed the allegation as part of Okorocha’s propaganda to deceive Imo people.
According to the governor : ” It has come to the knowledge of the State Government and leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State that the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State and the Deputy-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha and leaders of the PDP in the State have been sending emissaries or delegations to prominent leaders of the APC in the North and the South-West telling them to adopt his candidature and assist him emerge victorious at the end of the run-off election fixed for Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the selected polling units in the state and promised to defect to APC afterward”.
Okororcha further disclosed that Hon.Ihedioha has also personally made some direct contacts to that effect, and even made phone calls to some of the APC leaders in the North and South- West pleading that they should help him win the governorship election in the State at the end of the re-run election in the affected units, with the promise that he would decamp to APC shortly after assuming office.
“Some of these APC leaders that have been met or contacted by the PDP and Hon. Ihedioha’s delegations have also called to tell us what happened and on their part they saw the Ihedioha and Imo PDP’s moves as deceitful and outright ugly effort of people trying to reap where they did not sow and from what they never believed in”.
Reacting to the allegation the Director of Media and Publicity of the Ihedioha Campaign Organisation, Chief Enyinnaya Onuegbu states that:” His Excellency remains committed to his Party platform and cannot jettison this Party that promoted him to national prominence for a mess of pottage. We believe that this contest is not a do or die affair but restate that given a free and fair circumstance, Rt Hon . Ihedioha will trounce Okorocha during the supplementary elections in Imo State.
Adding, It is rather Okorocha whose salvation in politics always comes from the North . It maybe be wise to ask, all those PDP leaders Okorocha ran to for rescue as late as 24hrs to the election of 11th April were they APC members?
He is merely crying wolf as defeat stares him in the face. He came by supplementary elections and obviously will go by supplementary elections on 25th of April by Gods grace”.