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Political leader from Owerri zone, Chief Christopher Okere has urged Imo people to consider another four years for Governor Ikedi Ohakim to douse what he described as palpable tension and uncertainties that have enveloped Imo State as the people go into the 2019 governorship election.

Political leader from Owerri zone, Chief Christopher Okere has urged Imo people to consider another four years for Governor Ikedi Ohakim to douse what he described as palpable tension and uncertainties that have enveloped Imo State as the people go into the 2019 governorship election.


Speaking with newsmen in Owerri, the Ngor Okapla born Businessman enjoined Imo people to take a queue from the people of Enugu State who ensured that the governorship position was rotated between the three Senatorial zones which helps in reducing confusion and all manner of dirty politics to the barest minimum.  In Enugu State today, all the candidates vying for guber position are from Enugu North.
He said Ikedi Ohakim's return to government house in 2019 will ensure stability and return Imo to the part of established zoning arrangement which will help Imo in the long run. According to him “Chief Ohakim has been out of power for about eight years now and has more experience because having tasted the seat and also watching events from the outside, he is better equipped to correct many of the anomalous going on in Imo today in the name of governance.
Mr. Okere who vowed to mobilize the people of Owerri zone to buy into the Ohakim project once more, said that it was the shortest way to the Owerri zone Governorship Aspiration.
He said the information available to him indicates that power could return to Orlu Zone which implies that the Owerri man may have to wait for eight more years or even more.
The politician warned against any other sentimental voting come March 2nd.
Hear him “This is not just about Governor Ohakim as a person; it is about the interest of the people of Owerri Zone. There is a very likelihood that we will split our votes in the zone considering the pedigree and capacity of the candidates from the zero. Anumudu is an old war house, Stanley Amuche is still laying strong claim to the APGA ticket, Dr. Casmir Anyanwu is slugging it out with OkeyEzeh in court for the SDP ticket, Senator Samuel Anyanwu has voted to stop EmekaIhedioha at all cost, Tony Nwulu of UPP is strongly in the races, the candidate of labout party, over thirty five other candidates are all from Owerri zone.
He said the argument that Owerri zone has the highest number of registered voters does not hold water because many of those voters are people from other areas including Orlu so may not be willing to vote for a candidate from Owerri zone. It is better to sacrifice the next four years for Ohakim and be sure of 2023 than split our votes and play into the hand of candidates from Orlu zone and wait for another eight years after which we are not even sure; he concluded. People of Orlu zone extraction of Imo State including the traditional rulers in the area, have collectively assured that they must surely support and vote for the Imo State Accord Party Governorship candidate, Chief Dr. Ikedi Godson Ohakim, come March 2nd 2019 governorship poll.
The political tsunami which took place on Tuesday, Feb. 5 2019 at the popular APA playground Amaifeke in Orlu LGA of Imo State attracted so many political juggernauts and others stakeholders from various political platforms and organizations across the 12 LGAs of Orlu zone in solidarity for Chief Ohakim during official campaign rally flag off in the area.
Accord Party candidates who were given flags of the party and presented to the people of Orlu zone include: Senatorial Candidate for Orlu zone, Barr Kelechi Solomon Nnadi, Orlu State Assembly candidate Hon. Franklyn Tochukwu Mbidom, House of Reps. candidate for Orlu, Orsu and Oru-East, Hon. Chief Samuel Chimezie Orji, House Reps. for Nkwerre, Njaba, Isu and Nwangele, Hon. Nze Chinasa Madumere, including Ideato South State Assembly candidate, Barr Calistus Ihejirika and many others.
Speaking to the mammoth crowd, the immediate past Governor of Imo state and Accord Party Guber Candidate, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim expressed satisfaction to take his 2019 campaign rally to Orlu zone and assured the people that his govt. must offer industrial development to them, if given the opportunity to serve as Imo Governor in 2019. Chief Ohakim said Imo State under his watch must be fixed through a man who has been tested and trusted with leadership experience as Governor. "I will attract industrial development in Orlu zone. Imo State should not be handed over to an inexperienced person. I am the best to fix and recover Imo State. I want to solve the succession quagmire in Imo. I have only 4 years. I am the candidate of equity. God wanted to use me to wipe away tears of Imo people. I have sworn a covenant affidavit. I am going to make Orlu the development hub. I will build refinery.  I was a Governor of every zone. I worked for everybody. I am coming to finish and conclude my tenure. I will bring the Clean and Green Initiative, build one factory each for every LGA. I will hook Imo to the National grip. You need an experienced person like. I will bring back all businesses. I want the Traditional Rulers of Orlu to vote for me and vote for Accord Party. You should also I am coming to led a legacy. We are going to restructure Nigeria", Dr. Ohakim submitted.
"Vote for me, vote for Accord Party. Imo as a broken state at the moment needs a qualified mechanic to repair and fix. Our dear state does not need an experimental leader rather we need an experienced leader like Ohakim to restore, recover and revive the economy which the APC government led by the outing Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha, for the past 7-8 years have crippled. I will bring back the 10,000 jobs, reinstate the Clean and Green Initiative (Environmental policy), recapture the Orlu Master Plan, add value and reinforce all the sub-standards projects (China Projects) of Governor Okorocha and make them original. I will build crude oil refineries in Orlu zone. I am ready to establish at least one industry per local government. I am not a greedy man. I will serve Imo with the last blood of my life and I will kick out poverty from Imo State", he reassured.
Speaking on behalf of the Council of Traditional Rulers in Orlu zone at his palace when Chief Ohakim and his campaign crew paid the Royal Fathers a courtesy visit, the Traditional Ruler of Umueze Autonomous Community in Orlu LGA, HRH Eze C.I. Ihejirika,(Ezedike I) Umueze, expressed delight on the arrival of Chief Ohakim, which he described as part of recognition and respect to the Traditional institution and Culture.
Eze Ihejirika extolled Ohakim's leadership courage."You are a decent man of honor and respect with reasonable an sound character. We shall all support your guber ambition in 2019. Your government in the past years ago touched all the communities in Imo positively in one way or the other. The Royal Father however appealed to all the Traditional Rulers in Orlu to support Ohakim, even as they joined hands in prayer for his guber aspiration, come March 2nd 2019".

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