A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Sir Jude Ejiogu has raised the tempo of his governorship ambition by hosting 104 ward chairmen of the party in Owerri zone at his Umukaru Emekuku home in Owerri North Local Government Area.
Ejiogu, a former Secretary to Government of Imo State, SGI, identified the quest for money politics as the cause of ineffectiveness in administration, expressing optimism that governance would improve when party leaders begin to understand the need to rally round credible people.
He advised members of the APC to shun money politics.
He said, “I want to be Governor to raise the economic bar of the state, I don’t want to be Governor because my mates in other states had served as Governors but because I have the consciousness to change our political mindsets. Imo is endowed with natural richness, but we need a financial guru, an experience administrator, a goal getter and a technocrat to transform the richness into physical economic development. These and many more, we shall do when we get there. Among all Governorship aspirants in APC, if any of them has good academic credentials, experience or social profile more than Sir Jude Ejiogu, and you think he is better than me, please go for him but it is obvious that I possess an unmatched profile than all of them.
In his remarks, Chairman of Chairmen, APC Imo State, Hon. Donatus Ukam thanked the former Chief Scribe of the State for calling them first to inform them about his desire to become Governor in 2019 before relating to others, describing it as an act of maturity showing his level of readiness to govern the state.
According to him, Sir Ejiogu is indeed qualified to be anything in the country, maintaining that the party would not hesitate to choose the best candidates to fly her flag, and described him as one of the first best candidates to occupy the seat.
Others who spoke on behalf of their constituencies include, Mssrs. Joeboy Irechukwu (Owerri Federal Constituency), Jude Enwereuzor (Ngor Okpala/Aboh Mbaise), Umunnawuike Akudinobi (Mbaitoli/Ikeduru), Chief Fabian (Ahiazu/Ezinihitte), Eze Obiajunwa (GRA Owerri Municipal) and Hon. Ugochukwu Okere (Blacke) expressed optimism that APC would emerge victorious in the 2019 election, having seen people like Ejiogu running for the position, and called on others to vote credible persons during party primary.