Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the choice of the people of the state.
Speaking to journalists at the Nwankwo Kanu Sports Centre, venue of the party’s state congress, Ihedioha expressed optimism that the PDP would win the next governorship election in the state.
He advised those who left the party after the supreme court ordered his removal to retrace their steps, saying the doors of PDP were still open to them.
“PDP will remain the party of the people in the state. We will win the next elections again and God will be on our side”, he said.
“I’m just a member of the PDP and I expect everyone to identify his or her mistakes, retrace their steps, because truly the PDP is the only political party we have true and genuine democracy. In other political parties, it’s either a one man business or more.”
Ihedioha expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness of the congress, assuring party faithful that a democratic and transparent process will lead to the emergence of a new leadership for the party.
He charged incoming state executive members of the party to stay focused, reminding them of the onerous task ahead to lead the party to subsequent electoral victories.
“When they emerge, I will advise them to be refocused and realize that Imo is a PDP State. They should know that our party is truly, a People’s Democratic Party, and we shall always continue to lead by example,” he said.
On January 14, the supreme court sacked Ihedioha and declared Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of Imo.