Ahead of next year’s general election, the State chairman of the Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria (GDPN), Hon Ben Diribe has declared that his party will be able to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election alone.
Diribe, who spoke at an emergency meeting of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the party in Owerri, called on Imolites to co-operate with opposition parties in order to remove the APC government from office and stop the reckless looting of Imo economy, which is now in comatose.
The GDPN Chairman noted that Imolites are in unison to make sure that a new person from another party manage the affairs of Imo state in the interest of the people come 2019 contrary to what is obtainable in APC of today.
He said, “We commend our elder statesmen and other patriotic Imo people who have spoken on the urgent need to rid the state of the current bad APC government and enthrone a government that will serve our needs.
“All hands must be on deck to achieve the great task of removing this Okorocha government and replace it with a government that will fulfill the hopes and aspirations of Imolites.” he said
Hon Diribe remarked that the GDPN would have to bring other opposition parties on board in an effort to dethrone the Okorocha out of government.
“Because of this challenge, we have taken it upon ourselves, as a dynamic party, to broaden our scope, open our doors and allow ideas to flow in for a more robust democratic development.
“We, therefore, invite our brothers, sisters, youths and women from other political parties to join us to rescue our country that is in distress, socially, politically, economically and security-wise. Our consultations have taken us to meet with various interest groups who are willing to do business with us, and I can report to you that it has been very fruitful. We expect in coming days to have a broader political family working with dedication to rescue this democracy and our beloved state from the hands of APC. We can’t do it alone; we need everybody to join us.” he said
Hon Diribe revealed that Imolites have found themselves in a situation akin to a military government which we must wrestle to regain power for the interest of the our people.
“We need broader conversation to open our minds. Let us not shut the door against anybody” he reaffirmed.