Owerri - The Imo arm of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded plans to welcome President Goodluck Jonathan to the state for the party’s sensitisation rally.
The Chairman of the Central Organising Committee of the rally, Hope Uzodimma, told a news conference in Owerri on Thursday that the president would also welcome back to the PDP, members of the party who left in 2011 for other parties.
Among those to be welcomed back are former Governor Achike Udenwa, Ifeanyi Ararume, Chris Anyanwu and Dr Alex Obi.
Uzodimma said the rally would showcase the massive support the PDP enjoyed in the state, adding that more than 90 per cent of the people in the state support the party.
"The rally provides the PDP the opportunity to make a clear unequivocal statement that this state is unmistakably and irreversibly a PDP state.
"It will demonstrate beyond all doubts that a vast majority of the different segments of Imo society, from professionals to artisans and commercial tricycle operators are solidly behind the PDP.
"It will leave no one in doubt that Imo is and will always remain a PDP state," he said.
Uzodimma commended the president, saying that the state has greatly benefited from his administration in terms of infrastructure development, in spite of not being governed by the PDP.
He cited the Owerri-Aba dual carriage way, Owerri-Umuahia and Owerri-Port Harcourt dual carriage ways and other projects in the state handled by federal agencies as examples of the benefits.
Uzodimma said the state had also benefited from human resource empowerment.
"I am proud to note that under the present federal government, Imo has benefited incredibly from human resource empowerment.
"As we speak, it is on record that Imo has a sitting minister, five ambassadors and no less than 10 chairmen of federal parastatal agencies," he said.
Uzodimma urged Imo citizens to come out en masse to welcome and show support for the president.
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