A group of Imo indigenes based in Europe wants all aggrieved members of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the State to come together, bury their differences and work for the success of the party in the 2019 general election.
The group said the events or intrigues leading to the emergency of Sen. Hope Uzodinma should not be allowed to linger but consigned to the background of history if the Party hoped to succeed at the 2019 polls.
In a statement made available to The Nation in Abuja, the Imo Diaspora Support for Senator Hope Uzodinma (IDSFSHU), urged the two main rival groups to display maturity following the decision of the Party on its governorship candidate, saying the collective interest of Imo State should be paramount to all members of the Party.
The statement signed by its Coordinator Nnanna Okere reads in part: “We urge the Ugwumba Movement to embrace peace and work for the party to continue the governance at the Douglas House Owerri come 2019.
“While we also admonished the Imo APC Restoration Coalition not to see their victory over the Ugwumba Movement as a zero sum game but a victory for democracy, it is important to emphasize that what should be paramount to APC is to concentrate and ensure overall victory at the main election not all these attacks on each other in the media.
“We also encourage all Imolites to give Senator Uzodinma a chance to reposition Imo State for greater economic growth and development starting from 2019m because it is our firm belief that Uzodinma’s administration will ensure and work towards alleviating their sufferings when elected into power.
“Senator Uzodinma as governor will empower the youth to achieve their potentials, as a passionate and resourceful young man who became a millionaire in his mid-30s when hard work pays is determined to working with young, intelligent and vibrant Imolites to drive growth built on human capital with productive knowledge.
“We also enjoin Nigerians not to concede in their prayers for the success of the general elections in 2019 so that we can continue to enjoy the dividends of democracy,” the statement added.
While congratulating Uzodinma for emerging as the flag bearer for the 2019 polls, the group commended all members of the Party and the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) for standing for justice, fair and equity as enshrined in the APC guidelines.