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2015 polls: Imo PDP elders happy with party’s performance

2015-05-05 09:30

Owerri - The People's Democratic Party (PDP) Imo Elders’ Council says it is happy with the performance of the party in the state during the 2015 general elections.

Its chairman Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, made the remark on Monday while briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting of the council in Ugwuoji-Owerri.

"PDP won all the senatorial seats, won eight out of 10 House of Representatives positions and got some seats in the State House of Assembly.

"Though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared the incumbent governor, Rochas Okorocha, winner, PDP was convinced that its candidate did well in that contest," he said.

Iwuanyanwu said that after thorough review of the April 11 and the April 25 re-run governorship polls in the state, the PDP uncovered several irregularities in the conduct of both elections.

"The party has mandated its governorship candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha and a legal team to study the outcome of the governorship election with a view to taking a stand on the matter," he said.

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Iwuanyanwu, who is also a member of the PDP Board of Trustee, attributed the woes of the party during the presidential and governorship polls to the 'bad activities' of some PDP members.

"We later discovered that some people who were mobilised to work during the elections used the logistics to work for the APC.

"These traitors are the people defecting to the APC after the results were announced," he said.

The chairman warned the APC against throwing its doors open for the defectors, saying, "they betrayed the PDP and will equally do same to the APC."

He commended the Imo people for their support for the PDP during the elections and assured them that the party would come out stronger after the ongoing repositioning.

"PDP will be stronger before the 2019 polls," Iwuanyanwu said.

Read more on: pdp  |  imo state  |  2015 elections

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