In what appears a fresh political alignment towards 2019 Imo governorship contest, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA in Imo State, Hon.Uche Onyeagocha, has entered into a strategic alliance with the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha.
The alliance is a major in road for Ihedioha in Owerri Federal Constituency where Onyeagocha has considerable political followership.
Onyeagocha is one of the angry governorship aspirants in APGA in Imo State who opposed the manner the party handled it’s governorship primary.
The former federal lawmaker has been vocal against the primary and is known for his vocal attacks on the APC.
Onyeagocha who spoke at his Obinze in Owerri West LGA country home where he received Ihedioha said he resolved to support the PDP governorship candidate because the process that produced him as the party governorship candidate was transparent, free and fair compared to the political rigamarole that occurred in APGA.
He said he will back Ihedioha’s guber bid in line with his quest to give Owerri Zone the required support and backing to win the governorship election in Imo State in 2019
He said he will remain in APGA but not the APGA of the old older where according to him, it’s leaders are ready to sell their conscience for pecuniary gains. The former House of Reps member said he is of a “New APGA” where he will remain and support the governorship ambition of Ihedioha.
Onyeagocha said “Governor Obiano of Anambra state has lost his credibility in Imo. The National chairman has failed. They cannot impose an unpopular candidate on us and expect us to keep quite, never”.
Onyeagocha added that the former Deputy Speaker posses what it takes to sack the present APC government in Imo State calling on the people of Owerri West to rally round the aspiration of the PDP governorship candidate.
Ihedioha in his remarks commended Hon. Onyeagocha for his support for his aspiration and promised to reciprocate the hand of co operation.
The event was witnessed by hundreds of Onyeagocha’s supporters who expressed excitement over his strategic alliance.
Ihedioha in his remarks said his mission was to seek the support of Hon. Onyeagucha in his gubernatorial bid stressing that he is on a reach out mission to get the support of all and sundry in readiness for the big task ahead.
He described Hon. Onyeagucha as a man of noble character who believes in equity and justice adding that it is men like him that PDP needs in times like this.
“what drives my politics is service to the people and that we must embark on after my inauguration next year. I am here to appeal that you kindly consider it necessary to partner with us” Ihedioha explained