As Aba, the Enyimba City, was today grounded to a halt by hundreds of thousands of supporters of Peter Obi and the Labour Party who trooped out to take part in what could be described as a ‘rescue Nigeria’ march, the organizers of the One-Million-Man march have denied the adoption of Okezie Ikpeazu for Senate, and have described one Chisom Amalahu, a known agent of the PDP who also parades himself as the coordinator of ‘Obidients for Ikpeazu’, as an impostor, who is neither a member of the Movement nor participated in the organization of the hugely-successful event which the majority of Aba residents have described as the first of its kind in the history of the state.
Reacting to the news published by the Vanguard, wherein the said Chisom Amalahu claimed that the non-existent group adopted Ikpeazu, the organizers described the said ‘adoption’ of Ikpeazu as a figment of Amalahu’s imagination and that of his paymasters. They said that the Obidients believe in credibility, accountability, integrity and performance which are virtues Okezie Ikpeazu lacks, and therefore, can never adopt failure.
Reacting to this development, Comrade Onyebuchi Chukwu said that by trying to use the platform of the Obidients Movement to achieve his inordinate ambition, the PDP candidate (Okezie Ikpeazu) has clearly shown that he is intimidated and losing sleep over Engr Chinedu Onyeizu’s overwhelming acceptance across the six local government areas of the zone. He described Engr Chinedu Onyeizu and Hon Emeka Nnamani as the most suitable persons to represent the senatorial zone and the federal constituency in the National Assembly from 2023. Speaking further, he said that never again will the people of Aba and Abia South vote for incompetent legislators.
Chukwu further described the march as a vote of confidence for the Labour Party and its candidates across the state, and that come 2023, the people of Aba and Abia South will consider youthfulness, courage, character, accountability, capacity and competence which are virtues the duo of Chinedu Onyeizu and Emeka Nnamani possess.
In his own reaction, Onyaluchiya Prince a youth leader and one of the organizers who mobilized supporters from Aba North, described the purported adoption of Okezie Ikpeazu as ‘wishful thinking’, and said that Ikpeazu’s aspiration of representing Abia South in the Senate is a pipedream which is already dead on arrival. He said that the confidence the youths of Aba and the entire Abia South have on Chinedu Onyeizu and Hon Emeka Nnamani, as has been demonstrated through the solidarity march, remains unshaken.
Prince described Chisom Amalahu and Okezie Ikpeazu as dreamers who should quickly wake up to the realities that the 2023 elections will be a different ballgame.