By Chinasa Ogbonna
Members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) have been urged to close ranks and work hard to ensure sweeping victory for the party at all the political positions from Federal State and Local Governments in the forthcoming 2015 elections, especially in Imo State.
The PDP chairman, Owerri West Local Government Area, Dr. Uchenna Uchechara who made the call at a ward sensitization rally and reception for new members and decamperes into PDP at Ohii Central School in the area, said that PDP would regain power in Imo State, come 2015. He therefore asked every member to ensure the actualization of the aspiration.
Dr. Uchechara remarked that leaders of the party were committed to conduct free and fair primaries where consensus candidates would emerge, adding, “gone are the days of imposition of candidates”.
He therefore advised his members to remain focused and be steadfast in their belief in God, by shunning rancour, and embracing those who would emerge at the primaries and work with them.
They should desist from arming opposition against their victorious members. The aspirants, he advised, should abide by the code of conduct of the party for the elections.
Dr. Uchechara who received the new members into the party, assured them that they had made the best choice, and promised that they would enjoy equal rights and opportunities as members of PDP, adding that PDP would not disappoint them. He therefore asked them to work hard to ensure victory for the party.
In his speech, the member representing Owerri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chief Ezenwa Onyewuchi, charged all PDP members to be part of the political change from their various wards to the federal level.
Chief Onyewuchi commended all PDP leaders in Imo State, especially in Owerri West, and congratulated the new members on their choice of PDP as a political party.
Also in his speech, one of the PDP gubernatorial aspirants from Owerri West, Barrister Bethel Nzimako, said that PDP would clear all the seats in Imo State, and called for a change in their orientation, and the need for them to carry the masses along to enable them reclaim power in 2015.
The aspirant described the new members as assets and urged them to work hard and be loyal to the party.
Responding, one of the new entrants, Prince Tony Ifeanychukwu Onyeagoro from Owerri West (Ward 9) said that he did not join PDP by accident but by conviction.
Prince Onyeagoro who said that he studied the vision and mission of the PDP before making his choice, commended all the leaders at all levels and promised his loyalty to the cause.
Speaking also, a former “AGENDA” secretary of Ward 9, Mrs Kelechi Opara, promised the unalloyed loyalty of the new members on whose behalf she spoke.
Present at the occasion were party top bras including Dr. Dan Okechi, senatorial aspirant; Engr. Ikenna Elezieanya, former TC Chairman, Owerri West, and Dr. J.C. Odunna, among others.