The Imo State Government has declared that the re-election of Gov Hope Uzodinma will be done by the people of Imo state who will not be influenced by “rabble-rousers like Nyesom Wike.”
It also declared that the re-election of the Governor is assured based on his sterling performance, unlike the Rivers governor, “who in the last seven years has squandered the goodwill of the people while chasing shadows and meddling in the affairs of other states.”
Declan Emelumba, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said these in a statement where he reacted to the news credited to Wike that PDP will take over Imo state in the next election.
Emelumba noted that if the performance of Wike was an indices of the strength of PDP, then the party will never dethrone Uzodinma because the River state governor is synonymous with unmitigated failure and crass recklessness.
“The man in question is a colossal failure, and a megalomaniac whose posturing has left Rivers State poorer in the last seven years. He is a complete failure in governance and leadership and therefore is unfit to assess Uzodinma.
“The Rivers governor has not only turned the youths of the state to labourers of Julius Berger due to unemployment but has divided the state through his divisive and erratic policies.
“The sheer quantum of roads done by Uzodinma in two years is a testament of his prodigious service delivery. He has empowered the youths. He has reactivated industries. He has brought back health institutions to life. More than that, he has United Imo people and returned power to the people”, he said.