Imo PDP used to be the most formidable political Party in the State, until two or three weeks ago. Recently, they held a coronation party at their secretariat and you didn’t need to be a pundit to understand that it was just the Party has become a walking cadaver.
Out of about five serving national assembly members, not even one was in attendance, if the pictures published from its new media directorate is anything to go by. Its former governors, former deputy governors, past State chairmen, and most of whom are qualified as the State Executive Committee, State Caucus, and critical stakeholders were all missing.
Members of the State Working Committee turned out, and it was delightful to see, especially, considering that the same man they came together to coronate had just a few weeks ago made attempts to dissolve them, and may not have abandoned that project yet.
I do not know what will happen tomorrow, and six months is a long time in politics, but with what I saw yesterday, it will be easy to conclude that should Samdaddy be the leading figure in the opposition’s fight for power, then, his good ally, Hope Uzodimma, can as well go home and sleep.
Imolites are too enlightened to jump on change for the mere sake of it. They have to see or even be deceived to think, that there is a true, credible alternative.
But, politics is not that simple to analyse. Time is important in politics, and what was favourable to one politician today could turn against him tomorrow. So, anyone who is a candidate in an election can actually win.
In Nigeria, someone who is not a candidate can also win. After all, Shekarau, a member of the PDP was recently declared Senator-elect on the NNPP platform, before the Supreme Court’s benevolent intervention.
You can’t deny the fact that the current state of the PDP in Imo has left Imolites mostly languorous. Many diehard PDP members are already thinking of settling for the devil they know than risking their fate with another renowned leadership disaster.
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But, I believe that the Labour Party may still reignite our hope with the kind of candidate they may produce. They have some wonderful aspirants in their ranks who might actually give Imolites the alternative they have been looking for and give us reasons to risk it all and put our best efforts into sacking the usurpers in Douglas House.
IMO MUST WIN!
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