Orlu PDP Leaders Lambast Ihedioha As Party Risks Losing 12 LGAs in Imo
- Former governor of Imo state, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has been blamed for the judicial predicament of Dr Jones Onyereri
- Onyereri candidacy for for the Imo West senatorial District was recently nullified by the Supreme Court
- According to some leaders of the party in Imo state, Ihedioha’s brazen desperation to pull down every party leader
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Following the Supreme Court verdict nullifying the election of Dr Jones Onyereri as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Imo West senatorial District, leaders and critical stakeholders of the party in Orlu Zone have vehemently declared Chief Emeka Ihedioha persona nongrata for 'masterminding' the loss.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng, the group frowned at Ihedioha’s brazen desperation to pull down every party leader in order to clinch their party’s Governorship ticket after his two unsuccessful outgoings, and warned him to stay clear of the zone.
Addressing newsmen, Amb Iwuoha Ofonagoro, Chief Damian Nzeribe and Dr (Mrs) Akwuiwu Josephine who spoke on behalf of others expressed anger that after Dr Onyereri’s victory at the Appeal Court, the other two candidates, Hon Jerry Alagboso and Dr ThankGod Ezeani decided to withdraw the suit, adding that immediately Ihedioha got wind of the possible settlement summoned the duo and encouraged them to challenge the emergence of Dr Onyereri up to Supreme Court.
Amb Iwuoha Ofonagoro, Chief Damian Nzeribe and Dr (Mrs) Akwuiwu Josephine maintained that for denying Orlu people the chances of having a Senatorial Candidate in the 2023 election, Ihedioha has dug his political grave and as such should not consider stepping into the zone for campaign.
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According to them, all their efforts, financial involvements, time and devotion to elect a man that can embrace every Orlu zone person has become wasted on the altar of selfishness, greed and malice, assuring Ihedioha of their people’s resolve to revenge in due cause.
Reacting further, Orlu zone PDP leaders and stakeholders called on party members across the state not to be excited with Emeka Ihedioha’s political ambition, saying that it would be an impossibility for any evil, wicked and vindictive person to grab or retain power in Imo state.
Road cleared for APC as supreme court kicks out PDP from Imo West senatorial race
Meanwhile, all efforts to reach Ihedioha’s spokesman, Chibuike Onyeukwu for reaction proved abortive as at press time.
Recall that Legit.ng reports that the road is getting clearer for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo West senatorial district as the Imo West senatorial primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been nullified by the supreme court on Friday, January 13, 2023.
The PDP primary election in the senatorial zone produced Jones Onyeriri, a former lawmaker in the house of representatives for the Nwangele/Isu/Njaba/Nkwerre federal constituency.
Onyeriri had garnered 228 votes against Thank God Ezeani, and Jerry Alagbaso, who got 118 and 57 votes respectively in the primary.