The attention of the Imo State Government has been drawn to a report on page 12 of the Daily Sun of Tuesday, January 7, 2014, with the above caption, which was credited to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, and a governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP, Chief Emeka Ihedioha.
According to the report in question, Hon Ihedioha was said to have vowed that PDP in the state would dislodge Governor Okorocha in 2015 because the administration has deepened the level of poverty of Imo people.
As usual, the state government would continue to resist the temptation to join issues with anybody in the state, but would continue to keep the record straight for the sake of history and posterity.
The truth of the matter remains that by 2015, the Imo electorate would determine what happens with the governorship of the state and not the PDP or Hon Ihedioha. The PDP will present a candidate, and would go on campaign to tell Imo people what it did for the state for the 12 years it held sway at the Douglas House, Owerri and Rochas Okorocha would also present his score card for Imo people to take decision. It won’t be a newspaper race.
Imo people sacked the PDP government in 2011 for doing the state the more you look, the less you see for 12 years, and it will also be for Imo people to decide in 2015 whether to reward the PDP for failure by voting the party in again, or to reward Rochas for achieving a lot for the state within a short period.
For the avoidance of doubt, the 2015 election is going to be issue based, and we will insist on that. We will continue to resist the attempts to drag us into joining issues with anybody, aimed at making us not to talk about the achievements of Rochas Okorocha.
In 2015, the PDP in Imo with its leaders will be expected to tell Imo people why they should allow the party to come back to power while Rochas Okorocha will be counting his achievements for Imo people to see why he deserves their gratitude. As luck would have it, Hon Ihedioha has remained a strong preacher that “one good turn deserves another”.
Again, families in Imo State would not have fared better when they were paying disturbing amounts as school fees during the PDP’s governments in the past, and now that education has remained free from primary to the university, and when the roads were too bad and now the roads are in good shapes.
The truth of the matter is that Owelle’s government has become a nightmare to the PDP in the state and unfortunately for the party, one does not eat his cake and expects to have it again.
SSA, Media to the Governor