PDP Members Welcome CUPP’s Ugochinyere In Imo As He Doles Out N40m Worth Of Gifts

PDP Members Welcome CUPP’s Ugochinyere In Imo As He Doles Out N40m Worth Of Gifts

By Deborah Musa, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) faithful trooped out in solidarity, yesterday, to welcome home the spokesman of the opposition parties, after his aborted disqualification from the House of Representatives race.

Party delegates arrived the Sam Mbakwe International Airport in solidarity with Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere ahead of the party primaries this weekend as he made his way to Ideato.

Sources had alleged that the massive solidarity by the party delegates may have sent shivers down the spines of  other aspirants for Ideato Federal Constituency. 

The House of Representatives hopeful at the reception in his honour doled cash and other items worth over 40 million naira to the 27 wards of the Ideato North and South.

The donated items included laptops,  printers, handsets and 5,000 PDP membership cards which was distributed to party members at the weekend by Barr Ugochinyere.

Ugochinyere explained that the items were part of his contribution towards rebuilding the party in the Ideato Federal Constituency.   

Addressing the people who came out to welcome him, Ugochinyere, urged the  Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) stakeholders, especially the party delegates at the forthcoming party  primaries in Ideato North and South to be vigilant and resist any attempt by undemocratic elements to hijack the exercise this weekend. 

Addressing the party faithfuls  who trooped out in massive solidarity to welcome him to Ideato nation, after receiving his Certificate of  Qualification from the  national leadership of PDPUgochinyere, described his purported disqualification from the race as another joke taken too far, adding that any  attempt again by any body no matter how highly placed to either falsify or hijack the party primary this weekend will meet the red eye of his supporters . 

The House of Representatives aspirant at his formal reception at St John’s Anglican Church Osina, told his highly elated supporters especially the delegates to vehemently resist and deal with anybody who might wish to steal, run away or falsify result sheets again in the  coming primary election. 

According to him : “the PDP does not belong to a single individual, so do not allow anybody to intimidate you in a party you have laboured for. 

“There will be no more name-dropping and those still hanging around Abuja stealing and falsifying results, will no longer have their way.”  

He also commended the bold steps taken by the National Chairman of PDP, Senator Iyorchi Ayu, to right the wrong perpetuated by some undemocratic elements in the state. 

He assured both the party leadership and his supporters that he was well prepared to lead the party to victory in the general election if elected as the party flag bearer this weekend. 

He also attributed the lingering security challenge in the South-East to the pereceived sense of marginalization by the people and urged President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt the political option and enter into dialogue with the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and leaders of the South-East to find lasting solution to the security problem plaguing the region, just as the Federal Government had done with the Niger Delta Militants and the Boko Haram terrorists. 

Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere commended Prof.  Chukwuma Soludo for the courage to visit the detained IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention and enjoined other governors of the South-East to emulate his example, instead of trying to effectually please some paymasters in Abuja.

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