Akpan Umoh, Uyo
A former gubernatorial aspirant in in Akwa Ibom Mr James Iniama, has urged his constituents in Itu Federal Constituency to shun political prostitution and remain steadfast in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to enjoy good Democratic dividends.
Iniama said this during the zonal stakeholders meeting of East Itam Northern, at the instant of the House of Representatives candidate for Itu Federal Constituency in this week’s general elections, Barr. Ime Okon.
He stated that PDP is the only party that would bring the needed change in Nigeria’s democratic system.
He urged all his followers to stay put and deliver the five contestable seats in the February/March general elections which include: Presidency, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly for the PDP to ensure a better Nigeria.
“I called one of my supporters that has not come to me for a while and he told me he was aggrieved and went to YPP, I rebuked him, if anyone needs to be aggrieved I think it should be me.
“I spent all the money but as a loyal party man, when my party said they have a candidate, I dropped my ambition.
“I don’t think I can consider any other party at this time apart from PDP, all aspirants of those other parties were made in PDP so which of them can I join and as what? As a business man I think of gain in what I do; what will I gain from any of them?
“People are shouting Obidient everywhere, I have traveled the whole Nigeria and I can tell you that there is nothing in Anambra State the suggests that Peter Obi is such a fantastic man for Aso Rock than Atiku Abubakar.
“The quality of visible infrastructure and investments in Anambra State do not tell the story of a government that has understanding of growth and development of a state”. Iniama said.
Iniama, who is a renowned Estate Surveyor and Valuer used the opportunity to caution leaders of the PDP in the zone, to evangelize more and follow up aggrieved members as other parties have penetrated the grassroots with deceptions and vain promises.
He, however commended the candidate for deeming it necessary to meet with the zonal stakeholders, saying the gesture has given moral boost to those campaigning for the party.
Speaking at the event, the state chairman, Foreign Direct Investment Commission, Mr. Gabriel Ukpe, urged party stakeholders in East Itam Northern to mobilize aggressively for the victory of PDP in the coming elections, promising that with PDP, there would be good policies for better economy and living condition in the state and country in general.
In his remarks, the candidate, Barr. Ime Okon, thanked the party elders for the honour done him, promising better representation at the green chambers of the National Assembly.
Okon promised to go for only two terms to avoid the mistakes of past.
“I promise you that I will not look for a third term, I will stick to the two terms tenure that we stated as a federal constituency for peace and unity of the two sister LGAs. I enjoy the support I’m getting from Itu and I promise to reciprocate accordingly,” Okon said.