In alliance with the aged long political saing “politics abhors permanent enemies and friends” this played out over the weekend as senator Osita Izunaso has finally closed ranks with his Oru brother, His Excellency, Senator Hope uzodinma and paid him courtesy visit at the Government House.
This is even as he directed his teeming supporters to fuse into the governor’s team.
Senator Izunaso parted ways with Senator Uzodinma in 2011, when he Izunaso lost the senatorial election of Imo West to Hope Uzodinma at the Supreme Court.
In 2015, same Izunaso contested against Uzodinma under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance and was defeated by same Uzodinma, and since then till the moment, the duo have not agreed politically.
In a press release signed by Uzodinma’s Chief Press Oguike Nwachukwu and made available to Lead, Governor Uzodinma told the group that there is wisdom in closing ranks, noting that when people are together they do better. He thanked God that the group and other like minds are now together.
He emphasized that the essence of political parties is to control Government and help to develop the State, adding that, “We are here to contribute our quota and correct those anomalies perpetrated by the past administration.” The Governor emphasised that the work is enormous and cannot be done by one person alone.
The Governor commended the group for the right decision they took on their own, and promised to pursue an administration of ”a united Imo of Unity, Unity and Unity” to the benefit of all.
Governor Uzodinma assuaged the fear of those joining the All Progressive Congress (APC) now and/or in the future, of exclusion. “Once you join the party, you qualify for all the rights and privileges derivable from the party”.
He invited all to come, join and make the party strong and by extension, make the burden of administration less cumbersome, noting that the “greater the Merrier”.
On reason for the visit, the leader of the group, Senator Izunaso said they have consulted wildly and resolved to identify with Governor Uzodinma, congratulate him and assure him of their solidarity and unalloyed support. Izunaso harped on the need for the Governor to work with his colleagues APC Governors toward ensuring that the Party wins more States by 2023 elections.
Spokesperson of the group, Prince Ford Ozurumba said they have watched and observed the level of humility and accommodating spirit in Governor Uzodinma and decided to join the Governor in the Prosperity Administration.
He expressed their interests in bringing their skills and competence to bear in helping the government achieve its set goals if they are needed.