On Thursday, Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra state and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe of Abia South senatorial district vowed to sack Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the same way that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was sacked in Abia state.
They made the remarks at Owerri, during the launch of the APGA’s governorship campaign in Imo.
It was time, they said, to put an end to insecurity and poor administration in Imo state. They also stated that Imo is still an APGA state and that it was past time to return it to APGA.
“We are campaigning in Imo because we have been winning in Imo,” said Governor Soludo, who was represented by his deputy, Onyekachukwu Ibezim. As a result, we must band together to safeguard our voting rights. We must return and reclaim our land. We’ve done this before. We’ll do it again. We will begin informing our people that it is time to do what we have done previously. That’s how we did it in Anambra. You witnessed what occurred in Abia state. We will accomplish it in the state of Imo.
Enyinnaya Abariba, the Senator representing Abia South in the Senate, stated, “We chased away that of Abia, and we will chase away Governor Hope Uzodimma.” It is more than just voting. Following your vote, the APGA and the people of Imo will track, count, and defend it. Follow them from the voting station to the ward, LGA, and finally the INEC state headquarters. I implore the people of Imo to unite and vote for the APGA’s governorship candidate, to bring decent administration to the state.”
Sylvester Okenwa, National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, stated, “Imo state is the home of APGA, in 2023, APGA won Imo, in 2007, Martine Agbaso won.” Rochas Okorocha won in 2011. He left with our mission to an unknown location. Tony Ejiogu has now arrived to free the people of Imo from slavery. A guy of discipline. It is not enough to just vote. We must safeguard it. Failure to do so will cost us our votes.”
Tony Ejiogu, the All Progressive Grand Congress, APGA’s Imo state governorship candidate, stated among other things, “My first charge in the rebuilding agenda is to make our communities liveable again.” From August 2020 to July 2023, our beloved Imo state was the victim of 209 violent attacks. There have been 289 deaths as a result of these attacks, and approximately 100 persons have been kidnapped and are still missing.
“These aren’t just figures. They are our sons and daughters, parents and children, cousins and uncles. Who among you still sleeps with both eyes closed today? Who among you now will invite people from all over Niger to Imo for your children’s traditional wedding? The forces of evil are now threatening these small movements that identify us.
“My top priority is to restore security to our beloved state so that we can once again enjoy the simple pleasures of life while feeling safe.” Do we not take pride in the calibre of our people today, the intellectuals created by our government? From the sciences to the arts, our people push the envelope and make us proud around the world.
According to the NBS, Imo State has the highest literacy rate in Nigeria, at 97%. The key to this is that we provide nutritious food for our children. Let me remind you that a child’s intellectual capacity is inextricably linked to how well he is fed. Nonetheless, we now have one of the worst food insecurity problems in our countries. Sadly, Ohaji Egbema, Ngor Okpala, Mbaise, Oguta, and Ikeduru are among them.”
“Unfortunately, even Ohaji Egbema, Ngor Okpala, Mbaise, Oguta, and Ikeduru, all of which have served as our food baskets for generations, are no longer able to produce enough for themselves due to insecurity.” As a result, we will set out to restore food abundance by making it safe for farmers to return to their farmlands, fully utilising our agricultural potential, and making the necessary investments to ensure that our people have more than enough to eat,” he stated.