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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party during the 2023 presidential election, Peter Obi, will be in Imo State today (Wednesday) for his party’s governorship campaign rally in the Orlu zone of the state.
A statement issued in Owerri, on Tuesday, by Chibuikem Diala, Director, of media and publicity of the LP’s Governorship candidate in the state, Athan Achonu, said that Obi would join his principal and other faithful of the party to convince the state electorate to vote for the LP.
The statement read, ‘Obi, who will join the campaign rally of Senator Athan Achonu, the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the Imo State gubernatorial election in November, in Orlu, shall convince the people of the need to vote for the Labour Party and its candidate.
‘Achonu has continued to garner unprecedented groundswell support across the state with sustained grassroots engagements and his crowd-pulling ongoing rallies in the 27 local government areas of the state.
‘So far, Agu Otu Aka (One-Arm General), as Achonu is fondly called, has campaigned in 15 LGAs.
‘The mammoth crowd that has been turning out to hear him has left no one in doubt about his acceptability to the people.
‘Achonu’s selling point is his believability because he has demonstrated in practical terms what his incoming administration could do to turn around the fortunes of the prostrate state, unlike his opponents.
‘The Aku Ruo Ulo advocate is a serial investor with multi-billion naira investments, especially in the agro sector and has several hundreds of people in his employment.
‘He has promised to build industrial parks in the three zones of the state to revolutionise the state’s comatose economy. His plans for local government autonomy and promise to hold free and fair local government election within six months of his administration has more than endeared him to the people.
‘The Labour Party flag bearer’s template to tame the hydra-headed insecurity challenge in the state is highly applauded in a state that insecurity has even driven the state governor away and forced him to govern from outside the state.
‘Governor Uzodinma does not have the answer and has failed woefully in his governance of the state. The people need a fresh breath and Achonu is it.
‘Obi’s association with Achonu confirms that the LP candidate is credible and that his ‘Take Back Imo’ message is not a fluke.
‘Obi, as all know, represents the face of the much desired new servant-leadership that Nigerians are yearning for. Achonu has modelled his steps to Obi’s charm and charisma, and more significantly, purposeful leadership. He shall replicate in Imo what Obi did in Anambra during his time as governor.
‘The coming and endorsement of Obi will further disabuse the minds of naysayers that Achonu is for real and having scaled over all the legal hurdles orchestrated against his candidature, he is unstoppable on his march to takeover Douglas House after the November poll. Since the bike propaganda of the government and its hirelings, could not stop him, not even their rigging machinery and violence can.
‘Therefore, Ndi Imo are urged to troop out en masse to vote for Labour Party on November 11 to rescue their state from certain extinction if the rudderless Sen. Hope Uzodinma-led APC government stays a day longer in office.