Front line Imo North ( Okigwe Zone) Senatorial bye-election aspirant, Hon Chikwem Onuoha has reiterated his total commitment towards providing quality, impactful, people-oriented, responsible and responsive representation if given the chance to serve the people of Okigwe zone at the senate.
Chikwem Onuoha who gave the assurance in his speech while addressing Interim Management Committee Chairmen and Councillors from Okigwe North Federal Constituency comprising Isiala Mbano, Onuimo, and Okigwe Local Government Areas at Onuimo LGA on Saturday 15th May 2020, pointed out that the essence of the interface is to formally inform them that he is interested in Okigwe Zone senate bye-election.
He argued that All Progressives Congress (APC) should give its ticket to someone who has no political baggage, without much political enemy, adding that the senate is not for grandfathers.
According to the Real Estate entrepreneur, ” I came to see you all because I have great value for you because you are the bedrock of Shared Prosperity Government. All of us must support the shared prosperity agenda. Hon Chikwem Onuoha is not a new face in Okigwe Zone, I joined the APC in order to support the Governor Hope Uzodinma.”
“We need somebody who has no political baggage, without much political enemy. The Senate is not for grandfathers, it is for young and vibrant people with strength. There is a need to change urgently the narratives in Okigwe Zone. I want to go to the senate and shine, I want to do something new in the zone. I m a brand new player, I’m the David of Okigwe zone.”
“My tripod agenda will focus on massive Skills acquisition, empowerment for youths and women, l will embark on total reconciliation in order to usher in total peace and unity in Okigwe Zone and I will fight for the total revival of federal establishments in Okigwe Zone. My tenure if elected will also witness massive infrastructure development.”
Onuoha who vowed that no amount of intimidation can stop him from running for the election, further argued that those who are hiding under zoning have been elected before and given positions in Government in the past but they failed the people.
He said, ” I m coming out as a true son of Okigwe zone, I stand for everyone. Some of the aspirants I hear coming out now have been in the senate before, some in the House of Representatives, some in the House of Assembly and still there is nothing to show in our zone. Lawmaking at the senate is a serious business. I m one hundred percent ready for the election, I need your support and I will not disappoint you. Don’t mind their blackmail and falsehood, Chikwem Onuoha will be your next senator.”
Onuoha who used the opportunity to counsel Imo APC not to give its Okigwe Senatorial ticket to anyone who will fight Governor Hope Uzodinma tomorrow, however, maintained he will be totally loyal to the Governor, stressing that he has all it takes to win the election.
He said,” we need someone who will support and be loyal to the Governor not to fight him tomorrow. I m going to be one hundred percent loyal to the Governor. I m going to the senate to change the ugly narratives. I m running to win, if you want your children to have a better future, you must support me. I m the youngest in the race, I m going to be the best because I’m going to be performance-driven.”
” with your recommendations, I will get the ticket and I promise you that I will win the election, we are ready for the election. Don’t be afraid, God has given me everything I need to win the senate election.”
Furthermore, while addressing interim Management Committee Chairmen and Councillors from Okigwe South Federal Constituency comprising Ehime Mbano, Obowo, and Ihitte Uboma LGAS at Ihitte Uboma headquarters, Hon Chikwem Onuoha after observing one-minute silence in memory of late Senator Ben Uwajumogu, pointed out that there is a lacuna in Okigwe Zone, adding that it is unfortunate that Okigwe zone is the only District that is yet a state capital in Nigeria.
He said that Okigwe Zone needs a thoroughbred to represent them at the Senate, arguing that he has the experience and more than educated to represent the zone.
” I m aware that the zoning arrangement is between Okigwe South and Okigwe North Federal Constituencies. What Okigwe Zone needs is a performer driven senator. We want Senator for the whole zone. I have the audacity to change the old narratives, I m a professional lobbyist and I assure you that I will do well. I will make Okigwe Zone smile again.”
“We need a senator who will work with Governor Hope Uzodinma not to fight the Governor. I want to unite Okigwe Zone. I’m that man who will be loyal to the Governor.”
He however commended the IMC Chairmen and Councillors for believing in him, noting that he will be fearless at the senate.
According to him,” I want to thank you also for standing and supporting Governor Hope Uzodinma. At the Senate, I will be fearless, when I speak, Nigeria will listen. I beg you to support me, don’t look at where I m coming from but look at what is in me, our numerical strength is low, because of it we must do something extra.