Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has expressed his appreciation to delegates in the primary held last Monday December 8th, 2014.
In a thank you message personally signed by him, Hon. Ihedioha rallied praised delegates for their perseverance, orderly and peaceful conduct that led to a successful primary that has been adjudged by all as free, fair and transparent.
He enjoined those who contested for the governorship ticket with him to put the interest of the party and work together to achieve victory for the PDP in the coming general elections, promising to “run a vibrant, open, inclusive and issue based Campaign. A Campaign that will have the input of all our Stakeholders. A Campaign that will accommodate all interests and tendencies within the PDP family.”
The statement reads:
“I wish to convey my sincere appreciation and thanks to the great and indefatigable delegates that participated in the PDP Governorship Election Primaries which was held on 8 December 2014 at Owerri. In particular I doff my hat to the 346 delegates who cast their votes for me.
“It is as a result of your trust and confidence in me that I was elected as the PDP Governorship flag bearer in the 2015 General Election. Most worthy delegates, I was present with you throughout the long hours of accreditation, voting, counting, and Declaration of the Results. It was the most painstaking, thorough, transparent and credible primary election ever conducted in the history of primary elections of any political party in Imo State.
“You, the delegates, endured the long hours, the pushing and shoving, the heat of the Sun, lack of water and food inside the stadium. You defied intimidation and strong arm tactics employed by some aspirants, to cast your votes. For all these I will remain always indebted and committed to you.
“Now that I have been elected, I have become the Candidate of all delegates. I have become the Candidate of all PDP Members. I have become the Candidate of all the Aspirants. In a political contest of this nature only one person will be returned as winner. But we are all winners, as I intend to run a vibrant, open, inclusive and issue based Campaign. A Campaign that will have the input of all our Stakeholders. A Campaign that will accommodate all interests and tendencies within the PDP family.
“Accordingly , I appeal to all my brothers and sister who contested with me, all the delegates, PDP members and all indigenes of Imo in all walks of life to rally behind me and all other PDP Candidates for various positions, towards ensuring that the party records wide-ranging and resounding victory in Imo State in 2015 General Elections
“It is time for all of us to unite and forge ahead together as a people with a common destiny. It is only as one big family that we can achieve the desire of the long suffering people of Imo State for emancipation from the poverty and the enthronement of a truly modern Peoples’ Government.”