The Minister of State for Education and Deputy Coordinator, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign in the state, Professor Viola Onwuliri, on Monday said President Goodluck Jonathan would win Imo State in the forthcoming presidential election.
Speaking in Owerri when she addressed a group of Imo professionals, Onwuliri said the victory for the President in Imo would be monumental.
“For the avoidance of doubts, Imo State is and remains a PDP stronghold. Recall that Imo PDP delivered over one million votes to Jonathan in 2011, and nothing whatsoever has changed since then to suggest that Imo people will vote otherwise.”
The minister stressed: “Aside reclaiming the government house from the clueless APC government under Rochas Okorocha on February 28, Imo PDP shall first and foremost deliver hundred per cent votes for Jonathan on February 14 to further prove that Imo remains a PDP stronghold.”
While fielding questions from the audience, Onwuliri asserted that Jonathan has largely fulfilled his electoral promise to Nigerians through his lofty transformation programmes which Imo State has immensely benefited from.
“Imo people are very knowledgeable and can attest to Mr. President’s achievements especially in the areas of infrastructure, education, housing, empowerment and agriculture. It is however incumbent on Imo electorates to join other well meaning Nigerians to ensure completion of the transformation programmes as we are confident they will vote massively for PDP and Jonathan.”
She also thanked the people of the state for their priceless patience by waiting for Jonathan during the president’s campaign in Imo recently, stating that it was a clear indication of their appreciation of Jonathan’s good works in Imo, and the direction they were going to vote.