There were jubilations, Monday 20th July 2020 when president Mohammadu Buhari’s former campaign D/G in Imo State, Sir Frank Ibezim Joined the League of Aspirants On the Bye-Election for Imo North Senatorial District (Okigwe Zone) 2020 coming up soon. Our correspondent reports that the Imo North bye-elections has gathered momentum as more political egg-heads have indicated their intention to prick APC party flag for the contest that has tended to tear APC structures apart in the state.
The Ezeoke – Nsu born political bigwig told the APC crowd that his aspiration is born out of the fact that Okigwe Zone has suffered due to factors such as poor representation, incompetence and unnecessary squabbles and the recent death of Senator Ben Uwajimogu last year. He appealed for understanding under the present exigencies that need co-operations, the teamwork of party leadership in Imo state, and the federal government under P.M.B.
Sir Frank Ibezim, who also is a former Imo state commissioner for Agriculture stated or rather described Okigwe zone as disadvantaged due to absence of Quality Representative who will synergize with Imo State government that has laid footprints opening the Socio-Economic Frontiers to fight abject poverty to create wealth for our people through skills acquisition.
Chef Ibezim noted that Imo state and is blessed with an APC minister from Okigwe whose goodwill at the presidency needs active support and collaboration to harness the Economic potentials of Okigwe zone.
The senatorial Hopeful assured the Imo APC faithful that about 150 hectares of Rice farm is already mapped out for the CBN Agric loan farmers in the zone as well as the 1st pilot federal government Solar powered electricity project for small scale industries with a capacity of 460 kilowatts that will power more than 100 houses located at Ihitte/Uboma LGA.
He disclosed that the National Open University (NOU) has a program that will impact skill acquisitions to our youths, tended to fight the 25% Unemployment ratio amongst our people.
Asked how to riggle out of the impending Crisis among APC party Bigwigs, Sir Ibezim assured that the time for politics has not yet come as what Imo state and Okigwe zone needs now is a strong link to National Grid.
In his words, the new national leadership of APC for the zone to support Hope Uzodinma to move the State High. Imo state is the only APC stronghold in both South – East and South/South hence a capable and friendly voice at the Senate is our desire.
Imo state caretaker APC chairman, Prince, Barrister Marcon Nlemigbo, Hon. Celestine Ugochukwu Nzekwe, Chief L.N. Iroha, Rt. Hon. Barr. Amaechi Nwoha, Dr. Mrs. Love Ineh, Chief Dom Uzowuru, Hon. Regis Uwakwe, Chief Jim Isilebo (JB) and Hon. Engr. Francis Chukwu, Chief Bright Nwaelue, Hon. Dan Uchenna Enuele and many other APC faithfuls graced that day.
Chief Nlemigbo, Imo APC chairman in his speech expressed satisfaction with the aspirant describing him as a noble politician. He urged Okigwe Leaders to observe capacity, transparency, and loyalty in their selection. Chief Nlemigbo stated that Imo APC is supportive of credible Aspirants who understand the vision of senator Hope Uzodinma to deliver the state from the Backward level to the next level.
Earlier, Imo state APC former secretary, Dr (Mrs) Love Ineh described Sir Frank Ibezim as a worthy party man that has experience at NASS.
Barr. Amaechi Nwoha in his own goodwill message told the Imo APC leaders that Okigwe senatorial seat is of strategic importance for true consolidation of 3 R mantra.