Following the declaration of the incumbent governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the 2015 gubernatorial election in Imo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), major roads in Owerri North council area were on Sunday, April 26, 2015, blocked and thrown into jubilation by the entire people of Emekuku community as part of their resolve to celebrate Sir Jude Ejiogu and the victory of the party in the constituency.
Speaking on behalf of the jubilating group, High Chief Ike Njoku said the reception was organized in recognition of the efforts of the Chief of Staff, Sir Jude Ejiogu which led to the victory of Governor Rochas Okorocha in the Owerri Federal Constituency, and commended him for his bold step in leading Owerri people to the promised land.
Chief Njoku, while expressing happiness on the giant strides Sir Ejiogu has recorded in the constituency within the short period he has been in government, also called on other leaders in the area to emulate him.
Meanwhile, the Transition Committee Chairman of Owerri North, Hon. Law Madu has described the warm reception on behalf of Sir Jude Ejiogu by Emekuku people as well deserved, saying that if the Chief of Staff had not thrown his weight on the party in Owerri Federal Constituency both financially and materially, APC would not have recorded the massive support in the election, describing him as effective, reliable and a leader to be reckoned with.
For the APC Chairman of Owerri North LGA, Apostle Hilary Ihebom, the reception was timely and merited, recounting the efforts of Sir Ejiogu before, during and after the election which, according to him led to the victory of the party in the area.
In their separate speeches, Messrs Austin Igbozuruike, Ofoegbu Oscar, Iyke Igwe, and new Labour Chairman Imo State, Austin Chilakpu described the reception as a new beginning for a new leader, who, despite all political propaganda against him by detractors was able to mobilize the people of his constituency which they said, necessitated the victory.