FROM CASCA OHANELE, USA#
The chairman of the 10th Mbaise USA Inc Convention that was held in Boston Massachusetts, USA, from the 6th – 9th July, 2017, Mazi Okey Ezeh, a governorship aspirant in Imo, has congratulated the Executive and members of Mbaise USA Inc for a successful convention. He commended all Mbaise sons and daughters for their unity of purpose in being their brothers’ keeper.
Mazi Okey Ezeh who is of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, urged Mbaise people to pull together and work with their neighbours across the state to ensure that an all inclusive leader, the best candidate that will give Imo citizens a new sense of life is elected in 2019 and charged them not to look for pity. Okey Ezeh noted that he has the capacity and the master plan that will turn Imo State into a competitive economy to alleviate the sufferings of the people of the state.
He urged the people not to despair despite the trying times of economic upheaval stressing that all hope is not lost. He called on the people of Imo to ensure they register in the registration of voters exercise to be able to carry out their civic responsibility in order to usher in responsible, purposeful and sincere leaders. “Imo people should be watchful; we should learn to be strategic in our political alliances and planning. As ndi Mbaise, we should be open to embrace alternative platforms to realize the goal of producing an Imo governor from Owerri zone of Mbaise extraction noting that the 3 LGAs of Mbaise alone cannot ensure enough electoral votes necessary to win the Imo Government House rechristened ‘People House’ by the present administration” he noted. Okey Ezeh offered himself as the servant leader that will truly rescue and recover Imo from the hands of insensitive APC administration in Imo and their proxies.
Earlier at the convention, the President of Mbaise USA Inc. Sir Law Osondu had noted that the 2017 convention is unique in many ways stating that it is coming at a crucial time when the Mbaise people have mobilized their technocrats, bureaucrats and others in various fields under the aegis of Mbaise Leadership Forum (MLF), to rewrite their history and move to the next level. He therefore commended Prof Eddie Oparaoji, Moderator of MLF, Ezeji Alozie Aguwa, the Chief Strategist and the facilitator of MLF and the team of Administrators of MLF: Casca Ohanele, Tony Awusaku, Ike Nwobasi, Alex Nwahiri, Barr. Dama Nwachukwu and Dr Adaeze Ezenwa for their hard work in managing the affairs of the Forum which has become the most ambitious and comprehensive economic, political and social movement ever contemplated in the history of Mbaise Nation.
The convention which featured Mbaise Leadership Forum Panel Discussions; Youth & Young Adults programme/Ntozu Oke, Dinner/welcome party, fund raising /gala night, had eminent sons and daughters of Mbaise, friends of ndi Mbaise and array of political heavy weights in attendance which include but not limited to Chief Dr Hillary Eke who represented the Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha at the event, Distringuished Senator Sam Daddy Anyanwu representing Owerri zone in the Red Chamber, Hon Nnanna Igbokwe, the only member of the National Assembly from Mbaise, Hon Mike Iheanetu, representing Aboh Mbaise in Imo House of Assembly, Chief Ano Anyanwu, Mr Chris Ohanele, Mr Austin Onwubiko, Chief Christogonus Ugochukwu Okoro, High Chief Jonny Chilakpu, Chief Eddy Obinna, Chief Mike Mbagwu -Mbaise Culture Ambassador, Chief Wilson Iwu – Chairman Board of Delegates Mbaise USA, SOS Echendu – Vice President Mbaise USA, Chief Jude & Chief Mrs Ebere Akuechiama, Dr Adanze Aguwa, Sir Bob & Dr Mrs Jane Akponye, Mrs BB Oku – Treasurer Mbaise USA, Dr Charles Iwejuo, Chairman Convention Local Organizing Committee and Ezeji Alozie Aguwa, the Chairman National Planning Committee.
Ezeji Aguwa while welcoming the participants at the convention urged them to use the event to mingle as everything had been put in place to make the convention a huge success. Ezeji Aguwa was commended by all the speakers at the convention for his hard work, passion and dedication in organizing the best convention for Mbaise USA. The 2018 convention will be in Los Angeles California with Mr. Basil Agomuo as the Chairman National Organizing Committee. New Executive of Mbaise USA Inc is expected to be elected at the 2018 Convention. Already, Mr SOS Echendu and Ezeji Alozie Aguwa have indicated interest to run for President and Vice President of Mbaise USA respectively with Chief Wilson Iwu, Chairman Board of Delegates seeking for reelection.