Imo State Commissioner For Finance, Barr Obinna Mbata has joined the Owerri House of Reps seat.
Mbata was eying the Owerri municipal Assembly seat before he was endorsed for Owerri House of Reps seat at a stakeholders meeting convened by Rochas Okorocha at the weekend.
The Commissioner who had earlier declared his intention for the Assembly seat before party members and Owerri people last week will now extend his political consultations and campaigns beyond Owerri municipal to include Oweri West and Owerri North.
A trusted ally of Governor Rochas Okorocha having served as Commissioner of Internal Resources and Pension Matters, and twice as Commissioner of Finance, Mbata has secured the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms for the House of Reps at the APC national secretariat in Abuja.
In a statement in Owerri, the lawyer promised to break new grounds if elected to the House of Representatives as he will introduce innovative motions, lobby for the attraction of dividends of democracy that would lead to employment mainly for youths in his constituents.
He also said he posses the cognate experience required not just to give effective representation but to also break new grounds that will lead to infrastructural and human capital development of the Federal Constituency.
According to the soft spoken banker, he said having served in various executive capacities he understands the power of lobbying as a vital instrument and a huge persuasive factor to attract what is due to the people of Owerri Federal Constituency.
He also assured quality and robust representation, total emancipation and massive development in Owerri Federal Constituency.
In a related development, a group, Owerri Federal Constituency Vanguard have commended Hon. Mbata for dumping the House of Assembly contest to opt for the House of Reps.
According to a statement signed by Chika Okafor and Uchenna Emerole, the group described Mbata as the right person to represent Owerri Federal Constituency based on his impeccable records and his diligence.
Part of the statement reads ” Mbata is the right voice for the people of Owerri Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
“As the longest serving Commissioner in the present government in Imo State, he has not only proved his mettle as an astute administrator and accomplished banker, he also served the State meritoriously as Commissioner of Internal Resources and twice as Commissioner of Finance
“With him in the green chambers in the House of Representatives as our representative, Owerri Federal Constituency is assured of effective representation” the statement concluded