Within the week Representatives of community leaders from 35 communities in Imo state under the auspices of oil and solid mineral producing area landlords’ association of Nigeria (OMPALAN), Imo State chapter who are District Facilitators of OMPALAN (DFOs) in their respective communities across the state paid a courtesy visit to Bishop Udo Azogu to thank him for his quality leadership in defending the APC at a time people were afraid to speak out in Imo State for fear of PDP overbearing witch-hunt.
They also seized the opportunity to thank God for giving accurate prophecies on the 2019 general elections through the Bishop which greatly inspired them to give unqualified support to Senator Hope Uzodinma. First, the prophecies that President Buhari and Hon Kingsley Uju Chima will be successful in the elections came true. Then the prophecy that Owelle Rochas Okorocha’s election will run into trouble also came true. Finally, the Bishop came out with the prophecy that the PDP victory at the 2019 Gubernatorial polls will be short-lived.
Speaking on behalf of the visiting Community Leaders, Eze Okpor Athans Akujuobinna from Mba-Aku Autonomous Community, Umuguma Owerri West LGA said Bishop Azogu strengthened the APC party faithful at the state party secretariat, Owerri during the appeal election Tribunal on Imo Guber sitting in Abuja with the prophecy that Senator Uzodinma will eventually come out victorious which the Bishop re-echoed during a party he held on 1st January 2020 in honor of Senator Hope Uzodinma at his country home, Oguta which some of us including Ogbuagu A. A. Iyasara from Oguta attended.
At that party, Bishop Azogu told his guests who attended the new year party to mobilize their communities for Senator Hope Uzodinma. Adding his voice was, the President – General, Okpoko Isiokpo, Chief Egenti Raymond Ezenwaka who is also the secretary of G35 narrated their painful experience of vindictiveness during the seven months of PDP administration. Eze Okpor Athans Akujuobinna and his colleagues expressed the hope that Governor Uzodinma will reciprocate their support for him at the critical period of the post-2019 guber election when PDP held sway to stand by them in their present quest for Staff of Office for the Ezes of their various Autonomous Communities. Bishop Azogu introduced the Buhari administration’s agric empowerment scheme for rural communities being coordinated by ‘National Cooperative For Commerce And Industry Agriculture (NACCIA)’ to leaders of the various communities – thanking President Buhari for his foresight in diversifying the economy through massive investment in agriculture.
The visiting delegation of eminent personalities across Imo State delivered a letter to the Patron of OMPALAN, Governor Uzodinma through the President of the association, Bishop Azogu promising to deploy their new autonomous communities in creating wealth for both their people and the Imo State Government through massive food production.
They also pledged their unalloyed support for the Governor in the implementation of his administration’s 3Rs shared prosperity project saying they have the momentum on their side to domesticate the robust legacies of Senator Hope Uzodinma’s administration at the grassroots.