Frontline politician and senatorial candidate for Owerri Zone in the last general election, Chief Mike Nwachukwu, has called on the people of the state to lend their support to Gov Hope Uzodinma’s administration.
Chief Nwachukwu made the call on Saturday in Owerri while speaking to newsmen.
The party chieftain who recently cross carpeted from All Progressive Grand Alliance Party (APGA) to All Progress Congress Party (APC), also threw more light on why he left the party.
Chief Mike Nwachukwu said that he decided to join APC for the inclusiveness of the party, also for his belief in the ability of governor Hope Uzodinma to deliver democratic goods for the people of Imo.
According to him, Gov Hope Uzodinma has demonstrated the capacity to place Imo on a new pedestal.
He made it clear that he did not join APC to win state government contracts or secure government, appointments, noting that he never earned a penny from the Imo state government.
He asked those who think he joined APC for cheap personal gains to bury the thought.
He however said that as a businessman, if such an offer comes he will look at it properly on its merit.
Chief Mike Nwachukwu noted that there is a thin line of difference among people political parties ideologies in Nigeria hence the need to join the party that is providing good governance.
He was of the view that Gov. Hope Uzodinma has shown signpost of capacity to provide good governance and should be supported.
Chief Mike pointed at the ongoing road construction at various locations in Imo such as Chukwuma Nwoha, PorHarcout Rd, and on as starting point and fundaments achievements.
He observed that the government is creating an enabling environment for private sector participation as a way of boosting job creation.
The ace politician said the recent news of equity participators and private sector involvement in Avutu Modern Poultry, Innoson coming to invest in Imo are all cheering news.
He expressed a strong conviction that local government elections will empower local government administration and speed up grassroots development.
Chief Nwachukwu who also commented on the pension administration in Imo state, said that the system is burdened with colossal fraud hence the government’s effort to sanitize it.
He was of the view that the forensic examination carried out by the state government to determine who and who is a pensioner will clean up the system.
The political stalwart debunked the claim in some quarters that the government of Hope Uzodinma is a noninclusive government.
He noted that there are so many people who are not a member of Camp Hope Organization but who are commissioners, special assistants, and senior special assistants.
Chief Nwachukwu assured Imolites that the recent issues surrounding the Party flag bearer in Okigwe senatorial bye-election will be amicably resolved by the party.
He said that the party has the final say and anybody that the party submits his name as its candidate is the best candidate and should be supported.