By Uche Amunike
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election. Mr. Peter Obi, has called on Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, Tuesday to get ready to vacate the Government House, ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election that would take place in the state.
Speaking to newsmen in the state capital, during the flag off the Imo state governorship campaign of the Labour Party, where he recognized Julius Abure as the only duly recognized and authentic Labour Party Chairman and Athan Achonu, as the only governorship candidate of the party in the state, Peter Obi announced that the arrival of the Labour Party in Imo State government on November 11 will end bad governance in imo state.
Hear him: ‘Abure is the national chairman of our party. We don’t have another chairman. LP will win Imo State. Athan Achonu is the only candidate of the party and he is the best in Imo State. I am happy nobody has changed the process. I believe in the process.’
‘LP wants to change Nigeria. We are asking Nigeria for the opportunity. Give us a chance in Nigeria, there would be change. In Abia State today there is hope, that is what is called governance.’
‘We want Nigeria to have leaders that will do want they preach. We know what it takes to change Nigeria. That is why we are here. We know what it takes to change IMO. In Abia today, there is hope that is what is called governance. This is because a first-class brain who knows what he is doing is the governor there.’
‘I believe in the process. Achonu emerged through the right process. Vote for LP and things will start happening.’
On his part, the Abia State Governor, Alex Ottawa, had earlier vouched for the Imo State governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Athan Achonu. His words: ‘Distinguished Senator Athan Achonu is the only governorship candidate of the party. I was the chairman of the panel that conducted the primary election which produced him as the winner of the election. I am here to bear testimony that he is our candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.’
‘We have not even started in Abia but the noise is everywhere. We are less than 100 days in office in Abia. Labour Party is known for governance. Vote for the Labour Party.’
The Imo governorship candidate of the Labour party, Senator Athan Achonu also lent his voice to that of Peter Obi and Otti, saying: ‘Once we take over government house we are going to conduct Local Government Areas election, fix the roads and the electricity, end insecurity and ensure that the civil servants and pensioners are promptly paid. We put everything right and our people will be happy and feel the positive impact of good governance.’
He further stated: ‘There won’t be bloodshed in Imo State again from November 11 when I become governor. Peoples houses won’t be burnt again. Once I become governor I will implement the autonomy of the Local Government Areas. I will do LGA election. I will not tamper with the local government funds. I will ensure Infrastructural development. I am known for Human Capital development. Imo people are suffering. The civil servants and pensioners are suffering. Once I become governor, they will be taken care of properly’, he concluded.