Imo State is agog in anticipation of the arrival of Peter Obi, Presidential candidate of the Labour Party presidential disputed February on Wednesday.
Obi, who will join the campaign rally of Senator Athan Achonu, the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the Imo State gubernatorial election in November, in Orlu, shall convince the people of the need to vote for the Labour Party and its candidate.
Achonu has continued to garner unprecedented groundswell support across the state with sustained grassroots engagements and his crowd-pulling ongoing rallies in the 27 local government areas of the state.
So far, the One-Arm General, as Achonu is fondly called, has campaigned in 15 LGAs.
The mammoth crowd that has been turning out to hear him has left no one in doubt about his acceptability to the people.
“Obi’s association with Achonu confirms that the LP candidate is credible and that his ‘Take Back Imo’ message is not a fluke.
A chieftain of the Labour Party, Mazi Patrick Mezie, expressed excitement about Obi’s coming.
“The coming and endorsement of Obi will further disabuse the minds of naysayers that Achonu is for real and having scaled over all the legal hurdles orchestrated against his candidature, he is unstoppable on his march to takeover Douglas House after the November poll. Since the bike propaganda of the government and its hirelings could not stop him, not even their rigging machinery and violence can,” Mezie said.
“Therefore, Ndi Imo are urged to troop out en masse to vote for Labour Party on November 11 in order to rescue their state from certain extinction if the rudderless Sen. Hope Uzodinma-led APC government stays a day longer in office,” he said. (Daily Sun