In a resolute declaration, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made it clear that it will vehemently oppose any attempt by a political party to rig the upcoming governorship election in Imo State, scheduled for November 11, 2023.
The PDP, which has been building momentum in the state, firmly believes that it is poised to unseat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and clinch victory in the impending election. Addressing the press on Tuesday in Abuja, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, offered insights into the party’s position.
Ologunagba emphasized that Governor Hope Uzodinma, along with his party, the APC, would not garner significant support from the state’s citizens during the forthcoming governorship election. The PDP spokesperson asserted that the APC is acutely aware that it lacks the true mandate of the people, underlining that Governor Uzodinma’s leadership has failed to resonate with Imo State residents in any meaningful way.
According to Ologunagba, Governor Uzodinma’s inability to connect with the electorate is glaringly evident, even in his home district of Orlu. The PDP contends that the Governor’s previous electoral victories were tainted by his perceived detachment from the people.
In the words of Ologunagba, “The indicators are clear, and the November 11, 2023 election will not be different. Governor Uzodinma will not win in any polling unit in a free, fair, and transparent election because Imo people have found a credible, sincere, humane, and approachable leader in Senator Anyanwu.”
The PDP’s assertion is underpinned by the conviction that Senator Anyanwu represents a beacon of hope and a genuine connection with the people of Imo State, contrasting starkly with what they view as Governor Uzodinma’s inability to resonate with the electorate.
The battle for Imo State’s gubernatorial seat is shaping up to be fiercely competitive. The PDP has demonstrated confidence in its ability to wrest power from the APC, while the APC remains intent on defending its position. The forthcoming election will serve as a critical test of the popular mandate, one where the people of Imo State are poised to make a resounding statement about their preferred leader.
The PDP’s stance on resisting election rigging underscores the party’s commitment to preserving the integrity of the democratic process. They argue that free, fair, and transparent elections are the bedrock of a democratic society, and any attempt to subvert that process will be met with staunch opposition.
Imo State residents will undoubtedly be watching the political developments closely as the November 11 election approaches. The battle lines have been drawn, and the contenders are gearing up for a fierce electoral showdown. As the PDP and the APC prepare for the faceoff, the true mandate of the people of Imo State will be revealed at the ballot box.