The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, the former Governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume have joined hands to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party in the rerun election in Okigwe North on Saturday.
The All Progressives Congress in the state had organised a rally in the primary school at Anara junction in Isiala Mbano local government area of the Federal Constituency to support their candidate.
The Mega rally by the ruling party was attended by members from the National and State level.
Other people at the rally were, the National Organising Secretary of the party, Emma Ibediro, the Chairman of the party, Marcelenius Nlemigbo, the former Chief of State, Uche Nwosu, the House of Representatives member for Njaba/Isu/Nwangele, Ugonna Ozuigbo, the member representing Ohaji/Egbem/Oguta/Oru West Federal constituency, Kingsley Uju, among others.
Miriam Onuoha of the APC is challenging Obinna Onwubuariri of the PDP in the rerun election.
The Police while speaking ahead of the election through its spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, said, “The Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Fafowora, in conjunction with all security agencies held a meeting with INEC REC, candidates, political parties and stakeholders.”
“The CP on behalf of all the security agencies, assures all present of the Security Agencies readiness to provide safety and security to all stakeholders before during and after the election, he advised them to play by the rules and avoid all forms of electoral malpractice and offences.”
“The INEC REC, Professor Francis Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, also pledged to be neutral and promised to conduct the election in line with international best practices, he further assured the house of the Commission’s readiness to conduct the election come Saturday 25/01/20.”
“The chairman of the state Inter-party Advisory Committee IPAC, Mr. Ben Duru Commended the Police and other security agencies for their professional and exemplary conduct during the general election, he charged them not to relent but to consolidate and improve on such achievement come Saturday.”
“Consequently, there was an interactive session and contributions from stakeholders and representatives of various political parties present. “Finally, candidates/representatives signed an undertaking to be peaceful before, during and after the elections.”