Leading contender for Owerri zone Senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Prince Alex Mbata, popularly called PAM, has kicked off his tour of the nine local governments in the zone, assuring leaders, stakeholders and members of APC of effective and quality representation.

Mbata who visited Owerri North and Owerri West LGAs, on Wednesday, where he interacted with party excos, leaders and stakeholders, said he will explore and exploit opportunities in all viable federal government agencies to enable him attract infrastructure, human and capital development such as electricity, roads, hospitals, schools and health centers to the zone.

He said employment of youths and empowerment of women, would also be his priority.

Speaking to party faithful at LGA Headquarters, Uratta and Central School Field, Avu, he stated that he intends to liberate the people of the zone from poverty and poor representation.

“I m a man of my words. I will fulfill all promises I made to the people because I m a man who keeps to his words” he said.

Recalling his contributions to infrastructure development in the State via the construction of roads and several empowerment programmes carried out by his Foundation, the business mogul said he is not going to the Senate to enrich himself to the detriment of the people, but to seek for political mileage to enable him assist in the development, peace, prosperity, progress and security in Owerri zone.

He appealed to APC leaders and executive members to avail the party ticket for Owerri zone Senate to him, assuring that he will lead the party to victory in the election.

“I will ensure that Owerri zone is not neglected in the scheme of things in the State and the nation. I will engage in mature and responsive participation in oversight functions at the Senate.

“I will regularly support our mothers financially, and assist our youths and also roll out other forms of empowerment for our people.

“I will periodically engage in interactive sessions and consultations with the people of Owerri zone at home and in the Diaspora.

He assured that he will “support, encourage and collaborate with His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma, the Governor of Imo State, in all areas that would be of benefit to our people”

“I m a loyal party man and I strongly believe in the government of Senator Hope Uzodimma and I will always continue to support his administration.

In his opening remarks, the Chairman, Alex Mbata Campaign Council, Chief Henry Njoku (Harritex) and the Director General of the Alex Mbata Campaign Council, Hon. Godfrey Dikeocha, at different times, highlighted the qualities of Alex Mbata, calling on the people of Owerri Zone to back his aspiration to represent the zone at the Senate, assuring of a new order for the zone if he is elected.

Several Speakers spoke in support for Prince Alex Mbata. Among them include Barr Bethel Nzimako, Gas Amadi, Chairman of All Chairmen, APC in Owerri North, Dikeocha Chika, who assured that Mbata will be at the Senate to change the poor representation of the zone.


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