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Ihedioha denied a report that he erected campaign billboards without the logo of the party on it, describing the allegation as false and misleading.
The deputy speaker said contrary to the impression created by the report, he “has been and remains a loyal party man and committed leader of the PDP on whose platform he had been elected on three different occasions into the National Assembly.”
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Oke Epia, said: “For the records, the Deputy Speaker has not mounted any campaign bill boards in Imo State or anywhere else for that matter. The billboards referred to in the said story are Easter Goodwill greetings addressed to the people of Imo State in his capacity as Deputy Speaker and the highest ranking national political office holder from the state.
“Let it be noted that such gesture is in line with his time-honoured tradition of felicitating with the people of Imo State and his colleagues in the House of Representatives during festive seasons. This is why the Easter greetings of His Excellency to the people of the state did not bear the PDP logo or profess interest in any elective position.
“It is not in doubt that the contributions of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha to the good fortunes of the PDP at all levels in his federal constituency, Imo State and the nation at large have been remarkable and inspiring to the PDP fold in the state.
“As deputy speaker, he will continue to offer his best to move the party forward. It is therefore imperative that all well-meaning and loyal members of the party in the state join forces and synergise towards the ultimate objective of enthroning a PDP administration in Imo come 2015.”