George Onyejiuwa, Owerri
Deputy governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Imo State and former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Gerald Irona has said the party will chase criminals out of public offices if voted into power in the forthcoming governorship election in Imo State.
This is just as the kinsmen of the Minister for State Education, and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Prof. Anthony Anuwukak, have pledged their support for Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, governership candidate in the March 2 gubernatorial poll in the state.
Irona stated this while receiving youth of Egbuoma community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State under the aegis of Ubokwu Youth Solidarity Forum, who paid him a solidarity visit at his Oguta residence at the weekend.
He blamed the political class in Egbuoma community for the absence of government presence in the area, promising to right the wrongs. He identified youth empowerment and commercial agriculture as central to their blueprint for development.
“I am in politics to develop and not to oppress. I will do far more than I have already done, if you support the Ihedioha/Irona governorship project in Imo State and we win. You have no future in the All Progressives Congress or Action Alliance. Senator Hope Uzodimma has been our Senator for nearly eight (8) years now. Let him mention one thing he has done in Egbuoma. Let him also mention one thing he has done in Oguta Local Government Area at large in eight years as senator,” he declared.
Earlier in his address, spokesman of the delegation, Orisha Nduba, pledged their support to the Ihedioha/Irona ticket. He informed Irona of the resolve of the entire youth of the community to work for the success of the PDP in the forthcoming general elections.