AHEAD of Imo 2019 gubernatorial election, chieftains of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state said their experience in 2015 election would be a lesson to them, just as the former chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission ,NERC, Mr. Sam Amadi, yesterday joined Imo gubernatorial race.
This was even as the 2015 gubernatorial candidate of APGA in the state, Mr Emmanuel Iheanacho, said his party has taken note of what happened in the last election.
His statement is coming at a time the former Secretary of APGA in the state, Mr. Mike Nwachukwu declared to contest for Imo East senatorial seat in Owerri North local government. Amadi while declaring at the APGA secretariat, briefly said: “Imo people have found APGA for them to be salvaged.
Two things are involved in this 2019 election: one is integrity and the other one is governance. “APC lacks integrity and true governance and that is what APGA has come to offer to Imo people. I will be the one APGA will use to chase Rochas Okorocha out of office in 2019. It is good you know that since Okorocha came into office, allocations to Imo has increased to almost 100 per cent.”
On the 2015 Imo gubernatorial election, Iheanacho said: “Our people have realised what we were telling them in 2015. In 2015, under APGA, I put myself to be the next governor of Imo State and of course, you know what happened. “If we had a free and fair election and proper votes were counted, we wouldn’t have had the results that were announced. “So, we are going to put the details of that experience into 2019.”
Also speaking, Nwachukwu said: “We, the people of Imo East Senatorial District have not been properly represented at the Senate. So, the time has come to address the infrastructure deficit in the senatorial district. “I will use legislative activism and I will be in constant communication with my constituents.For me to achieve this, I need your prayers and support to succeed. I will win the election.”