The immediate past Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, has insisted that PDP is the only democratic party not just in Imo, but across the country, advising those who decamped from the party to have a rethink and return to the party as the party’s door is still open to them.
According to a statement released by his media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, the ex-lawmaker while addressing journalists at the Nwankwo Kanu Sports Centre in Owerri, venue of the state congress of the party, opined that the PDP is the only political party in the state with massive followership and acceptance across the state.
The former governor expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness of the party’s Congress, assuring of a democratic and transparent process that will lead to the emergence of a new leadership for the party.
He said: “PDP will remain the party of the people in the state. We will win the next elections again and God will be on our side”. Also pointing out that Imolites were demoralized over the exit of the party from seat of governance.
The ex-Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives maintained that the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), remains the party of choice of Imo people, expressing optimism that the party will win subsequent elections in the state.
“I’m just a member of the PDP and I expect everyone to identify his or her mistakes, retrace their steps, because truly the PDP is the only political party that have true and genuine democracy.
“In other political parties, it’s either a one man business or more.
He further implored the incoming Party State Executives to be focused, reminding them of the tedious job ahead to lead the party to subsequent electoral victories.
“When they emerge, I will advise them to be refocused and realize that Imo is a PDP State. They should know that our party is truly, a People’s Democratic Party, and we shall always continue to lead by example”.
Speaking about his return to Imo State, the former Governor expressed joy on the show of love portrayed towards him by the people.
“I must say I was overjoyed by the show of love and affection shown to me by the people of the State.
“I urge our people to remain faithful in God. I believe at the appointed time, God’s will, will prevail” he concluded.
The Congress was reportedly, attended by the party’s National and State Assemby members, key stakeholders, leaders, officers and delegates from the 305 Wards in the state.