In mobilising for the forthcoming governorship election in Imo State, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council has asked its members to rise up to the challenge and take necessary steps to ensure that the party wins the November 11 vote.

Governor Dauda Lawal of Zamfara State, who is chairman of the campaign council, spoke on Saturday at the council’s inaugural meeting at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

Lawal emphasised the need for members to redouble their efforts in the quest to win the vote.

He further reminded the party faithful that the task of defeating an incumbent governor would take planning and resolve.

Saturday’s meeting was a strategy session prior to the kick-off of political campaigns next week, Lawal said.

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The PDP, an opposition party in Imo State, is looking to wrest political power from the incumbent Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In this effort, the state PDP chairman, Charles Ugwu, appealed to the leadership of the party to reconcile all aggrieved members in the state.

The PDP Imo State governorship candidate, Senator Sam Anyanwu, while buttressing the choice of the Zamfara governor to lead the campaign council, underscored the significance of the PDP winning the forthcoming election.

Besides Imo, two other states, Kogi and Bayelsa, will head for the polls on November 11 to elect governors for four-year terms in the first major off-season elections to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the March 2023 general elections.