It was historic, as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate, Rt Hon Jones Onyereri whose candidacy for Orlu zone Senatorial seat was nullified by the Apex court in Nigeria recently, at his residential house in Owerri, the State capital, practically collapsed his campaign structure for the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Chief Charles Ugochukwu Ahize (Akpuruka N’Orlu) ahead of the tomorrow’s general elections.
Speaking at the well attended event, a Chieftain of PDP in Orlu zone and a former Chairman of the Party, Chief Eze Duruiheoma (SAN), in an emotion-laden voice, described the alliance of the two brothers from different political parties of PDP and Labour Party Rt Hon Onyereri and Chief Ahize respectively as a beginning of new in Orlu.He said he had known Ahize since 1992 and expressed delight that he has not changes from his good deeds, which he is known for.He added that the decision of Jones to collapse his structure for Ahize was hinged on Ahize’s sterling qualities that has stood him out, adding that there will be no regret about such decision.
Speaking also, another Chieftain of lmo PDP, High Chief B C Mgbenwelu (Dum Dum), said the alliance was historic in the annals of Orlu zone. He observed that the stakeholders of Orlu zone whose made Orlu thick were part of the pact held yesterday.He said, what happened to Onyereri might be seen by many as a misfortune, but a design by God to take Jones to higher grounds in grand style.
The Director General, Ahize Campaign Organization, Dr Charles Ubah, had extolled the political qualities of the PDP ex- Candidate, Rt Hon Jones Onyereri.He observed that his political dexterity and grassroots mobilization is second to none.He assured him that he will never regret his decision to align with Chief Ahize as he wins the Orly Senate seat, come February 25, 2023.
Also, speaking, the Spokesperson of Chief Ahize Campaign Organization, Dr Batos Nwadike (Oyii of Igboland), said Orlu zone as a critical area, there’s need to take decisions that will be for the interest of entire Orlu people and assured that the alliance of PDP and LP involving Chief Ahize will be fruitful at the end.
Pouring out his hearts, the LP candidate for Orlu zone Senate, Chief Ahize, described Rt. Hon Jones Onyereri as a man whose name has entered in the Guinness political league in Nigeria, adding that today’s political politics now revolves around him, noting that Orlu remains the major key players in the country given her rich content especially as oil producing area.He expressed regret over Jones predicament and noted that the ex PDP candidate is stronger in adversary.
“Common, Jones, stop crying! You are not materialistic.l assure you, l will be Senator for Orlu people.We will ensure politics of winner takes it all is abolished in Orlu zone.l will remain that humble man who can be trusted at all times”, Ahize submitted.
Responding, the ex-PDP candidate, Rt Hon Onyereri, described Chief Charles Ahize as a lucky, whom he said earned his support die to his act of charity and good heart, noting that Ahize’s good disposition is indicative that he will take care of the entire Orlu zone if elected Orlu Senator, come Saturday, February 25.He therefore declared that all his supporters and political structures in the zone throw their weight behind the LP Senatorial candidate for Orlu zone, Chief Ahize and vote for him come Saturday.