The election of CUPP spokesman Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere was hailed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State as a “fatal blow” to the APC’s plot to suppress the aspirations of the Ideato people and grab political power covertly.
In light of his victory at the Federal High Court in Owerri on Friday, the party congratulated Ugochinyere, its candidate for the Ideato Federal Constituency.
Recall that the APC leadership in Imo State had previously brought a lawsuit against the PDP at the Federal High Court in Owerri, accusing it of holding all of its party primaries at the same location.
The PDP Publicity Secretary, Collins Opurozor, responded to the ruling in Owerri, the capital of Imo.
The PDP declared: “We celebrate with the Ideato people and dedicate our win to all Ideato sons and daughters who are resolved to put an end to the intolerable failure of local political leadership. The quest to free Ideato from poor and destructive portrayal has now become insurmountable for our Party.
“In light of this defeat, the governor and his extremely limited local allies in Ideato are obviously in excruciating pain. They are aware that Ikenga Ugochinyere, our beloved candidate, is in no way comparable to the enigmatic figure they display as a candidate in Ideato.
“This is the reason they have resorted to many mind-boggling, wicked and anti-people plots day after day: from voter register compromise to the destruction of Ikenga’s billboards, and now to failed lawsuits. They deserve to be pitied!
“To be sure, the sadistic APC does not want to win Ideato in order to do anything different from what they have done in the past. No. They are seeking to continue the mass misery in the land which they created. This is a party that has terminated the NEWMAP erosion control project in Urualla. Today, over five communities in Urualla are about to be swept out by erosion.
“This same APC has kept the entire Ideato in darkness and without electricity for over one decade. They have terminated over thirty RAMP rural roads awarded by our Party in 2019, and they have also failed to account for about N32.7 billion which has accrued to two LGAs of Ideato as statutory allocations from FAAC. It is very heartbreaking that this APC has not dropped one trip of construction sand anywhere in Ideato in the last three years.
“And instead of apologizing to the people and seeking forgiveness and restitution from God, these same people still have the temerity to field a candidate in Ideato. It is now clear that the APC is daring, insulting, and mocking Ideato people. The people will surely rise and speak eloquently with their votes at the polls.
“Ideato people should find solace in the fact that our Party has offered them Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, a man who has earned an unrivalled place in Nigeria for speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves and fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. Ikenga Ugochinyere has a rich track record of dedication, passion, excellence and political will to lead the people out of the wilderness. He shall make Ideato great again and restore to the people those years that were consumed by the locusts.”