Jerry Chukwueke, the campaign’s director of mobilisation for Governor Hope Uzodimma, has stated that the party will not accept any sort of blackmail from the opposition.
Chukwueke predicted that people attempting to blackmail Uzodinma exploiting the state’s instability would fail.
This was said by the APC leader on Monday in Owerri while speaking to reporters.
He slammed the opposition for using fear to campaign, saying that this was inappropriate and that it indirectly hurt the state’s image and scared off investment.
He pointed out that those using insecurity as a political tool were doing so because they had no other issues to raise.
He said: “We are not going to be blackmailed by anybody, the other governorship candidates who want to win an election by scaring away people using insecurity will not succeed with us.
“What they are doing is to blackmail Imo, de-market Imo just to win election and it is not going to work. This is not good for our state. Let me say this, the blackmail with insecurity will not work.
“They are doing so, because they don’t have issues to campaign with. They are different from us, for us we are interested in the big project to develop Imo. A state where all of us will be proud of.
“A state, people will come and enjoy and invest. We do not scare away our people. The way the opponents are trying to do, we will focus on the message and deliver it to our people.”
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