About 51 governorship candidates in Imo State on Saturday paid a solidarity visit to the Governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, in Owerri, pledging to support his administration.
Led by the governorship candidate of Fresh Democratic Party, Excel Ochiama, they promised to collectively fight any governorship candidate or persons that would challenge the election that produced him as the state governor-elect.
He said, “The election of March 9, 2019 that produced Emeka Ihedioha was a credible, free and fair one. For the first time in the state, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Emeka Ezeonu, manifested what they were established to do. The people of the state are overwhelmingly happy for the victory of Ihedioha. We shall collectively fight any candidate or candidates that rise against the victory of Ihedioha.’’
The governorship candidate of the All Grassroots Alliance, Mr Ngozi Olehi, said they would give Ihedioha all the necessary support to succeed, but he must seek the face of God for grace and wisdom to administer the state.
Ihedioha thanked them for the visit, noting that their support would make him succeed in office.
He said, “For us to get Imo back on track, all hands must be on deck. For me, there is no victor no vanquished in the last governorship election.
“Please, join forces with me and my deputy governor-elect, Gerald Irona, to move Imo to an enviable height, where all will feel the impact of democratic governance. My government will be an all-inclusive one.’’