The spokesperson for the Coalition of United Political Parties and member House of Representatives, Uogochinyere Imo, has emerged the Director General of the Campaign Organisation of the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Samuel Anyanwu, for the November 11 governorship election in Imo state.
The PUNCH reported that this was contained in a statement issued by Anyanwu’s principal secretary, Authur Ekwelem, stating that the member representing Nwangele, Nkwerre, Isu, Njaba Federal Constituency, Ugonna Ozurigbo also emerged the Deputy Director General, representing Orlu zone senatorial district.
The statement which was issued by the Director General of the PDP’s New Media Directorate in the state, Lancelot Obiaku, said that All Progressives Congress’s time in government was up. He said that the appointments were indication that its candidate was committed to winning the November 11 governorship poll.
Obiaku described Imo as a radical and grassroots activists who enjoys the peoples support.
The statement read, “We are delighted to see the overwhelming support and celebration from the people of Imo towards the appointment of Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu as the Director-General of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council for the highly anticipated Governorship election in November. Alongside him, we have Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo (OZB), Hon. Chidi Ibe, and Hon. Ngozi Ogbu serving as Deputy Director-Generals, which brings a strong and diverse leadership team to the campaign.
“Ikenga, a radical activist who has transitioned into politics, has consistently been on the front lines fighting executive recklessness, abuse of power, and the various forms of insecurity that have plagued our State due to poor leadership. Despite facing challenges such as State-sponsored arson and assassination attempts aimed at silencing him and his vision for a better Imo, Ikenga has remained resilient and ultimately became a member of the House of Representatives for the Ideato North/Ideato South Federal Constituency in the recently concluded National Assembly elections. He is genuinely beloved by the people of Imo State and beyond, as his popularity extends across various demographics.
“Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo (OZB) is a highly influential political leader in the state with a strong support base and a remarkable history of achieving positive outcomes. Similar to Ikenga, he managed to overcome a conspiracy by the State’s adversaries who attempted to prevent his re-election into the legislature. Hon. Chidi Ibe, Hon. Ngozi Ogbu, and Prince Marshall Okafor Anyanwu, who was appointed Secretary of the Campaign Council, are also prominent politicians with impressive track records.
“The fact is that these appointments showcase the strategic brilliance of Senator Samuel Anyanwu and the entire Imo PDP. They demonstrate the gubernatorial candidate’s determination to unite key party stakeholders and the entire population of Imo to liberate the state from the oppressive grip of the Hope Uzodimma-led administration. Consequently, it has proven skeptics wrong, who had pessimistically predicted failure for the PDP in the state.
“It is clear that now that part of the best hands in the party have joined forces with Senator Anyanwu and his running-mate, Hon. Jones Onyereri, a clear pathway for a PDP government to take charge in Imo has been created and with overwhelming support from the masses, the party aims to restore safety, security, and prosperity to the state.
“Surely, Gov. Hope Uzodimma must be feeling the agony of his impending defeat as he witnesses his worst nightmare leading the campaigns across the state. We, on the other hand, rejoice at the prospect of the people of Imo wearing their dancing shoes and celebrating their long-awaited liberation from a tyrannical administration. This administration has brought nothing but poverty, hardship, destruction, decay, and deceit upon the people of Imo.”