Former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha says the emergence of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, as the next President will put an end to the agitations in the South East.
Ihedioha urged the people of the South East to continue to stay loyal to the former Vice President, stressing that their loyalty will be greatly rewarded.
He stated this on Wednesday during a town hall meeting organized by PDP youths tagged: ‘Youths and students as catalysts for PDP’s 2023 general election’ in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The former governor appealed to the youths and residents of the region not to return the All Progressives Congress (APC) to power, saying that the ruling party has been a curse to the nation.
He said: “For us, Imo is a PDP state, but we have been blown by a wave; that’s why we have to work harder. Southeast has invested tremendously in National development, we’re very industrious, and we have done so much to advance the country’s technology, but what we’re getting is not commensurate with it.
“That’s why there is fatigue and anger in the land. The APC administration has been a curse to the nation, but the dark days must soon be over; we must not work in anger, and our faculty must be intact, it’s important we come out of the misery but we’re going to be very careful.
“We must work in tandem with the National, we have to win twenty-five percent across the States plus FCT, and we believe it’s tilting to the one that will unify the country once again; that’s why everybody from the west, east, and north should vote for Atiku Abubakar, it has become necessary to bring in the man that understands the country.
“For us in Imo, it’s obvious insecurity has taken over our state; we need a president that can restore it so that we can go back to our villages again without fear; all National opinion polls give Atiku an edge, our future with him in the southeast is guaranteed.”