The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Imo State, has said its leader and former governor of the state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, is not leaving the party for the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA.
The party described Ihedioha’s purported defection to APGA, as fake news, malicious joke and handiwork of drowning politicians
“This party initially did not consider a disclaimer necessary, for the simple reason that Rt Hon. Emeka Ihedioha is not known to prostitute between political parties. He is known and has indeed remained a consequential leader, consistent major financier, loyal and dedicated member and leader of our party since helping to found it in 1998″ the party said in a statement signed by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Mazi Emenike Nmeregini.
“For emphasis, there is no other truly democratic party in Nigeria and in Imo State in particular, aside the PDP. We are not unaware of the increasing desperation of agents of darkness, who are afraid of the imminent reclaiming of our stolen mandate come 2023”
It further stated that “It is incontrovertible that His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, is our brand. And our message ahead of the 2023 general elections is the celebrated achievements of the Rebuild Imo administration within the seven months.
“It is on record that all the sectors of the state were receiving attention before the usurpers broke into the government house. We restored salaries and pensions from 70% to 100% and paid as and when due; adequate security of lives and property, began construction on over 33 critical roads across the state; flagged of an audacious agro revolution and youth empowerment; aggressive automated revenue system; autonomous local government administration; implemented the Treasury Single Account; Qualitative free education, aggressive investment drive; transparency, accountability, rule of law etc.