By Chidi Nkwopara, OWERRI.
Political party campaign has obviously taken the centre stage, ahead of the general elections in Nigeria. The difference however, can be traced to the seriousness or otherwise, of the candidate, his programme and manner of reaching out to the people.
Strong feelers within Imo State, points to the fact that the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, is one party chieftain that started working his way to the position early enough. He is also reputed to be one politician that clearly defines his stand on any issue and maintains it, despite odds.
The examples are many and varied but the recent fight between Makarfi and Sheriff, for the soul of PDP, is typical. Ihedioha never hid his preference and support for Makarfi all through the battle. The same is also true of the party’s leadership structure in the wards, local council areas and the state.
It is also on record that long before the party…