The youths, women and political leaders from the six Local Government Areas of Imo North Senatorial District, on Thursday, 20th of August 2020, embarked on a peaceful protest to All Progressives Congress APC State secretariat along Okigwe road, to present Hon Chikwem Onuoha as their best and only choice in the forthcoming bye-election in the zone.
The over seven thousand youths, women, and political stakeholders from Okigwe Zone stormed APC State Office with different kinds of placards, like ” Omeiheukwu is real, he is our choice, give him your ticket for Okigwe zone bye-election and go to sleep.” ” We have endorsed Hon Chikwem Onuoha as our candidate for Okigwe zone senatorial seat.” ” We have looked into all the aspirants and we have Chosen Hon Chikwem Onuoha. “. ” We have tested Hon Chikwem Onuoha and we trust him for good representation, APC give us Omeiheukwu.” “Give us Hon Chikwem Onuoha for Imo North Senatorial seat and we would vote APC 100%”. ” We need a youthful senator that can connect Okigwe zone to the National grid, APC give us Hon Chikwem Onuoha. “etc
Presenting the joint resolution signed by the leaders of Okigwe Progressive Youth Forum, Okigwe Prosperity Movement, Okigwe Youth Brethren, Imo Women Network, Okigwe zone, Congress of Okigwe zone youth Associations, Hope Youth Vanguard, Okigwe zone senatorial, etc, Hon Eddy Chidiebere reminded Imo APC leadership that the youths, Women and political stakeholders from Okigwe zone have resolved that Hon Chikwem Onuoha is their choice in the forthcoming bye-election in the zone, pointing out that he has the competency, reliable, proactive, responsible and responsive.
Chidiebere who noted that Okigwe zone needs quality, effective, youthful and competent Senator, however, argued that Hon Chikwem Onuoha is the most popular choice of youths, women and political leaders from Okigwe zone, adding that Hon Chikwem Onuoha is the only aspirant in the forthcoming bye-election in Imo North Senatorial District that enjoys 95% support of the youths and 80% support of the women and men in the zone.
” APC needs Chikwem Onuoha to win Okigwe zone bye-election come 31st October 2020, he is the most vibrant and popular choice aspirant with youth-based support. Democracy requires energy, human capacity building, and service delivery. Chikwem Onuoha is the only aspirant that is free from blame of past political office holders, he is the youngest, most reliable among all the aspirants.”
He further argued that ” Since the seat was declared open, he has been the most accepted, youthful, fit and the only aspirant that has shaken the entire Okigwe zone and as a result of that, we have resolved to give him maximum support.”
” We believe so much in APC and we urge APC to use Hon Chikwem Onuoha to win the Okigwe zone bye-election effortlessly. We are all here to plead with Imo APC leadership and the screening committee to please listen to us and give Hon Chikwem Onuoha the party ticket in order to make the election much easier for us.”
” We want to assure you that with Hon Chikwem Onuoha, the election will be a walkover for APC because he has all it takes to win the election proper. With Chikwem Onuoha, APC doesn’t need many campaigns or worry so much because the youths and women are on ground to do the needful unconditionally.”
“With Chikwem Onuoha, APC should go and sleep as the rest will be done properly by Okigwe zone youths, we strongly appeal to APC to listen to our resolution and allow Hon Chikwem Onuoha to fly APC flag in the forthcoming bye-election and see the difference.”
In his response, while receiving the resolution, the State Chairman of APC Chief Marcellinus Nlemigbo ably represented by the Deputy Chairman, Hon Ugochukwu Nzekwe, flanked by Engr Nick Osuagwu, Okigwe Zonal chairman and Okenze Paul Opara, Owerri Zonal chairman, reassured the groups that APC as a political party is preparing seriously for the bye-election and described Hon Chikwem Onuoha as very strong, very vibrant, stressing that he is a youth anybody can go to fight with.
Nzekwe however promised the youths, women, and political stakeholders present that APC will do anything possible to ensure level playing ground for all the aspirants, noting that APC is happy to note their major concern and is going to do the needful.
According to him, “Ours is to make sure we give all the aspirants enabling environment to showcase themselves. We have received your resolution and will look into it. We like what you are doing, one to support our action Governor Senator Hope Uzodinma, and to inform us on your preferred choice for Okigwe Senate bye-election, APC Imo State must commend you all for choosing a civilized method to present your candidate which is Hon Chikwem Onuoha.”