Ohakim, Obi, Amadi Endorse Ihedioha As Mbaitoli, Ikeduru Stands Still For Campaign Train
BEVERLY HILLS, January 25, (THEWILL) – A former Governor of Imo State and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim has pledged support for the party's governorship candidate, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, and instructed his supporters to work for the party.
Also, the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and erstwhile governorship aspirant in Imo State, Hon. Bethel Amadi are among top politicians that rallied support for Ihedioha in his quest to become the next governor of Imo State.
Ohakim addressed the press in Owerri, Sunday where he backed down on his aspiration and offered to back Ihedioha in his bid to defeat incumbent governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha.
Obi and Amadi spoke during the governorship rallies at Mbaitoli and Ikeduru Local Government Areas over the weekend where thousands of supporters turned up.
At Mbaitoli where canon shots and huge shouts of joy heralded Ihedioha's entry into the campaign venue, Peter Obi advised Imo electorates to identify themselves with the re-election project of President Goodluck Jonathan as well as Ihedioha's bid.
The former Anambra governor lambasted Okorocha for his failure to uplift the living standard of the people and for being hostile to President Jonathan.
He added that every responsible governor would always be in the good books of the President and not to work against him. He therefore urged voters in the state to reciprocate the good gestures of Mr. President by voting the PDP to power at all levels, adding that “Imo should be reconnected to the national political grid once again.”
At Ikeduru LGA, one of the frontline guber aspirants and President of the Pan African Parliament, Hon. Bethel Amadi stormed the Iho, campaign ground with his supporters to declare support for Ihedioha.
Amadi embraced Ihedioha, who is also Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps. to the admiration and cheers from the crowd and declared his total support and commitment towards the realisation of his governorship project.
He maintained that Imo PDP is now stronger and more united adding that Hon. Ihedioha is now the chosen one to lead the state to greater heights.
A jubilant Ihedioha, thanked Hon. Amadi for his support and the reception for his entourage and assured that he would work closely with him towards making Imo State a model state.