By Ori Martins
The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Imo State chapter, today, inaugurated its Presidential Campaign Council, PCC at the party secretariat, Okigwe Road, Owerri.
Performing the function, the state chairman of PDP, Engr Charles Ugwu, called on all the members of the PCC to work together for the success of the party in the 2023 general elections.
According to him, “By our gathering here today, with this particular action, the Presidential Campaign Council is hereby inaugurated. As we inaugurate the central PCC here in Owerri so also we do same at all ward and local government levels”.
Ugwu charged the members to work assiduously and dutifully in order to deliver the party’s candidates in the forthcoming elections.
He said, “We expect you to be dedicated so that our presidential candidate, His Excellency, Abubakar Atiku, will be announced winner. Also, we have 27 house of assembly candidates, 10 federal house of representatives candidates and three senatorial candidates. Our collective duty is to make sure all of them are returned”.
Speaking, former governor and chairman of the PCC in Imo, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, noted that the state is predominantly PDP and so had good chances of winning the elections at all levels.
“We must get this very clear. First, we have all accepted the responsibility of marketing and campaigning for election of our presidential candidate, Atiku. The fact is, Imo State has always delivered PDP almost 100 per cent since 1999 and 2023 will not be an expectation”.
He added, “I call on all of us to go back to our wards and local governments and work. Elections are not won in the party secretariat in Owerri. We must work hard, in unity and togetherness for us to deliver our candidates. Again, let us eschew bitterness and disunity”.
The director general of the Imo State PDP PCC, Hon Greg Egu, prayed members to work together as a family for the success of the party.
In all, there were 1125 members inaugurated.