The Peoples Democratic Party has said that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, cannot win a credible governorship election in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission scheduled the Imo governorship election for November 11.
PDP declared that all electoral indicators in the state showed that Governor Uzodimma had been rejected by the people.
The opposition party National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, who stated this in Abuja on Tuesday said the APC candidate has no fighting chance before the PDP candidate, Senator Samuel Anyanwu.
Ologunagba said “The APC knows that it does not have the mandate of the people. Governor Uzodimma has no visible organic support base in any part of Imo State. He has never won any election in the State because he is detached from the people, including in his home, Orlu zone.
“The indicators are clear and the November 11, 2023 election will not be different. Governor Uzodimma will not win in any Polling Unit in a free, fair, and transparent election because Imo people have found a credible, sincere, humane, and approachable leader in Senator Anyanwu.
“That is why the APC has been resorting to violence and intimidation of innocent citizens, destruction of property, and devising various means to frustrate opposition parties in the electoral process and to compromise institutions of democracy, having realized that it cannot win in a peaceful, free and fair contest.
“But I can assure you that the people of Imo State are bigger than the APC and they are resolved to resist the APC, particularly in the coming election.”
Ologunagba who said Anyanwu enjoys the highest support restated PDP’s demand for the immediate removal of the Imo State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof. Sylvia Agu.
The PDP publicity secretary said Agu’s removal would guarantee an impartial, free, fair, and credible governorship election in Imo State.