The Rochas Campaign Organization (RCO) sincerely wants to thank immensely the patriotic citizens of the State especially of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, extraction for heavily boycotting the party’s rally last Saturday in Owerri. It was a good development that Imo people mostly the PDP members expected to be at the rally stayed away because the party has shown that it has nothing to offer to Imo people.
We want to also appreciate leaders of the party especially Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, former Governor of the State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Chief Arthur Nzeribe and a host of other leaders of the party who also stayed away from the poorly attended rally.
From all indications, Imo people, irrespective of their political affiliations appear more united now to tame the deceit of the PDP and must have also decided to call a spade a spade by resisting, in any way they can, further let-down by the PDP, otherwise there would not have been any other reason why only half of the stadium was occupied by guests in a rally the president of the country was in attendance.
It was gathered that the majority of those who formed the scanty crowd at the stadium were the ones imported from Bayelsa and Abia States, because the buses dispatched to Enugu, Anambra and Ebonyi States to bring people came back to Owerri empty.
It is also important at this stage to advice the chieftains of the PDP in the state to drop this lingering mentality of using armed people to intimidate and harass our people whenever they have function in the state. They should also stop the provoking practice of blocking all the major roads in Owerri whenever they also have any ceremony.
The PDP as a party and its leaders were fond of doing all these annoying things when they were in power for twelve years. And one had expected them to drop such practices haven been out of power for almost four years now. But they are still in the business of exercising undue bravados associated with power.
The PDP leaders in the State should drop pride and begin to follow the examples of Governor Rochas Okorocha who had more than one million Imolites gathering in Owerri, the previous Monday to celebrate him, yet no road was blocked by armed security personnel and nobody was harassed and no market was closed.
We thank Imo people for strongly believing in Owelle and his Rescue Mission administration.
Commander In-charge of Media,
Research and Strategy