Chief Okeke made the call in a press conference he addressed on Thursday.
He asked the people to vote for LP candidates at the polls in preparation for the first LP Governor of Imo state later this year.
He lamented that Imo is now a failed state given the fact that the state, once known across the country for peace and hospitality, has degenerated into a nightmare in the last four years, inflicting terror on its residents and scaring off investors.
The LP boss told the citizens that if they do not wish to keep “romancing insecurity in the name of fighting insecurity, LP is the party to vote.”
He added, “If you want an end to the intimidation and harassment of citizens by state actors, vote LP on Saturday.”
Chief Okeke thanked the Ndi-South East zone for “their love, faith, and support for our party and candidates in the last election.”
He particularly appreciated the people of Imo state, saying “nobody can forget the impassioned solidarity and firm loyalty you have at all times shown the Labour Party, as was reflected in the massive voting of our Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, in the February 25 Presidential election.”
The LP chieftain also said, “In Imo however, we are not unaware of the enormous challenges and obstacles contrived to subvert the will of Imo people in the last election, but you defied the odds, stood firm, and still hauled in a massive number of votes for our candidates, across the board.
“They went to great lengths to steal the vote of Imo people, but you surmounted their evil plots and delivered our candidates.
“We are also privy to the fact that the Police Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was deployed to other purposes outside election security and was used in some places to undermine the choice of the people, yet Ndi-Imo stood strong!
“It was so bad that results were manufactured for the ruling party in areas where no election was held and the compliant and complicit INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner for Imo state, accepted same, as valid results, all in a desperate bid to undercut the landslide victory of our great party in Imo state.
“Ndi-Imo, we know that after all the sacrifices and sleepless nights, the brazen roguery and violation of the people’s will by INEC, would have left most of you bruised and your morale dampened.”
He also reassured the people that Peter Obi will recover the mandate given to him by the people.
“That is why we came here today to tell you that the mandate you gave us will not be lost! Without a shadow of a doubt, I wish to state categorically that our Presidential Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi will recover his mandate! Whatever they stole from us, we shall recover!
“We hereby reassure you that all the atrocious shenanigans you witnessed in the last election will be subdued on Saturday, March 18. We have put the necessary machinery in motion to contain the impunity and electoral desperation of the ruling party in Imo state.
“In furtherance of our many previous complaints, we also make bold to say to INEC that there shall be consequences if the commission allows itself or its officials to again, assume complicit roles in the subversion of the will of the people and the sabotage of our Democratic process.”