Posted by News Express | 1 February 2019 | 2,526 times
The standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has vowed to restore the glory of the state.
Uzodinma made the vow while addressing a mammoth crowd that had besieged venue of APC campaign, Nguru Sports Center, Nguru, Aboh Mbaise local government of Imo State.
He decried Governor Rochas Okorocha’s “ignoble pattern of governance, which has rather impoverished the people of the state and put many in severe pains and suffering.”
Uzodinma explained that it was the reason he had to join his brothers in the struggle to wrestle power from Okorocha, who he said was at the verge of destroying the party and the glory of the state. He alleged that greed and ‘familiocracy’ are the bane of the Okorocha regime.
Uzodinma assured the people of Mbaise of his readiness to revamp the paint industry, which he revealed was constructed by late Chief Sam Mbakwe with about £2 million. He requested them to inquire into the reason it has remained moribund “despite Okorocha’s boastfulness over re-buying of the structure.”
The APC guber candidate also pledged to ensure that infrastructure deserving of the Mbaise nation is put in place to enable them achieve their full potentials.
He vowed to return power to Owerri zone, which he said may happen in the shortest time possible.
Earlier, the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, expressed excitement over the turnout of the people led by great leaders of Mbaise nation and Imo State. He called on the people of Mbaise to cast their votes for President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Uzodinma and other APC candidates.
Madumere made a clarion call on Owerri people to support Uzodinma, saying that he had led the fight with his brothers to actualise Owerri zone agenda. He said that Uzodinma’s emergence was an act of fate, and that the surest way to produce Owerri zone Governor is by voting him into office.
Explaining further, he said that his disagreement bordered on some actions and inactions of the government he considered inhuman and uncivilised. He averred that with his education and exposure to the best democracies in the world, he cannot stand by and watch Imo reduced to banana republic.
“You can imagine a scenario where you choose to help your friend and literally sacrificed twenty six years to for him to realise his dream. Having done all these, at a time you have an opportunity to use your wealth of experience to serve your people, the same man you have given everything rises against you. Not on the basis of incompetence but because of greed and inordinate ambition to remain in power through the back door,” he said.
Madumere also decried the excruciating pain inflicted on Imo people by Okorocha through his draconian anti – people policies that only benefits his family.
He reiterated his support for Uzodinma, declaring him as the choice of Owerri zone APC leaders who were with him in the struggle to deliver the state. “Rather than outrightly lose our whole cow, it is better we cut out a part. Shall we continue to allow the reign of impunity,” he queried.
“We reject impunity, we reject intimidation, we reject monumental greed. I reject anti people policy and cannot stand aloof and watch a continual perpetration of injustice and family driven government,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the party, Chief Barr. Marcellinus Nlemigbo, Director General of Hope Uzodinma Campaign, Chief Cosmos Iwu, and other party executive members were present.
The candidates for other positions were present except, senatorial candidate who was visibly absent, which has become a recurring decimal.
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