The Imo North Senatorial Bye-election Frontline Aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Chief Chikwem Onuoha has formally declared his interest to run for the election.
Chikwem who made his intention known when he visited Imo APC state Secretariat along Okigwe Road Owerri in company of Chikwem Onuoha Campaign Organization COCO on Friday 8th of May 2020, reiterated his resolve and burning desire to get Okigwe zone working again as has been his mantra.
Prince Onuoha decried the poor state of Okigwe zone, pointing out that Okigwe zone is the most marginalized zone in the state hence Imo state stands on a tripod.
He made it clear that Okigwe zone at this critical time needs a young vibrant Senator with an audible voice.
Okigwe zone, according to him is in a dire need of speedy development and that is achievable with a Senator who will be positively radical at the floor of the Red Chambers.
According to him, “In our earnest desire for an Okigwe zone of our dream, we must ensure that a vibrant young man with an audible voice should be elected a Senator. A Senator with the overall well-being and interest of the people at heart. A Senator that will always make case for Okigwe zone development-wise. A Senator that will bridge the gap between the old and the young. A Senator that will partner with the Governor to achieve that needed prosperity in Imo state and that Senator must an Apostle of shared prosperity. A Senator who will give APC as a party a facelift and finally, that Imo North needs a Senator who will not fight against the governor but aid him to connect Okigwe zone and Imo in general to the National grid and political space and I have the capacity and readiness. I am not going to relax for me to be given the party’s ticket or power, rather, I am going out there to do the needful and at the end, APC will become the party to watch in Okigwe zone as I am working out the modalities on how to embark on the wards and local governments tours”.
The Real Estate Guru who is also known as Omeiheukwu promised to foot the bills of office rents and furnishings of wards and L.G.A APC offices as he did in the past.
He, however, pledged his loyalty to the present Shared prosperity Government of Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma and assured the party that he will make a responsible, proactive, and responsive Senator if elected.
In their respective speeches, the duo of the state party Deputy Chairman and the Organizing Secretary, Hon. Ugochukwu Nzekwe and Hon. Linus Iroha(Bekebe) described Chikwem Onuoha as a good party man since they have known him for years and as a friend and wish him the best in his aspiration.
The State Chairman of the ruling party Chief Marcellinus Nlemigbo (Marcon), extolled the unique qualities of Prince Chikwem Onuoha and x-rayed his antecedents politically.
Nlemigbo reminded those in attendance of Chikwem’s commitments in the making of a former Governor of Imo state, affirmed his loyalty and doggedness to duty, describing him as ‘tested and trusted’ politician from Okigwe zone.
The state APC Chairman promised Prince Chikwem Onuoha a level playing ground during the party’s primary election hence the people of the zone decide who represents them, adding that on no account should the party influence the people’s choice of candidate.
Chief Nlemigbo encouraged the Aspirant to remain focused and ignore the rumored endorsement of any Aspirant by the governor, adding that it’s the handworks of mischief-makers.