BY NZE JAMES CHINOYEREM
Soon the All Progressive Congress, APC will go to the primaries to elect candidates for the various elective positions in the on coming general elections. Of major interest is the Imo East Senatorial seat. The interest in this particular election is obvious.
Owerri Zone is undoubtedly, the major base of the opposition parties. Of note is the fact that the main opposition, the PDP had dominated the Owerri Senate seat in spite of the lacklustre and inept representations over the years. This dominance is because the people of the zone had not been presented a strong and viable alternative. The people seemed to have resigned to their fate through unexcited turn outs during the Senatorial elections which had aided the continuations of the residence of the PDP in the Senate, I repeat, in spite of no verifiable score cards.
However, things are about to change for the better as the progressive minds across party lines and among the none partisan citizenship came up with the quest for a viable alternative to the years of locusts and cankerworm which characterized the PDP years in the Senate. To the concerned and worried patriots, it is high time the people of the zone took their destines in their hands and rescue themselves from the bondage of a failed, floundering and groping representations in the Senate.
To achieve the desired results, the good people look forward to a son who is unblemished, who has personal records of community services, who when not in office has done what others in office for years have not been able to do. They look unto the son who not only represents their aspirations but also works towards the realizations. They look unto him, who has identified with them at all times not just during electoral times. They see the man not in what he says he will do but in what he has always done.
The man they see and support is Prince Dr Alex Mbata, ABM. He represents the new spirit of the common quest for truth and justice, in bringing in the dividends of democracy to the people. He is the man not given to flowery speeches and gangsterism behaviours. He is the man whose footprints are clear.
The APC which has not won the Senate seat in Owerri Zone today has a choice to make. The party cannot afford the luxury of grandstanding, dubious claims, hectoring behaviours, “cut conners” politics and dangling homiletics. To insist on this will be counterfactual to the quest for the party to win Owerri Zone as a reward for the governor’s efforts in Owerri Zone.
The APC as a purpose driven and achievement based party should not allow herself to be discombobulated by lies, name callings and enormous protuberance of unverifiable claims. As I have always maintained, the contest must be issue based. The aspirants’ score cards must be put on the table for “all man to see”
Prince Dr Alex Mbata, ABM represents the renaissance, a new consciousness, conscience, new and positive engagements. He is the human magnet needed to draw voters across the lines for victory for the APC in Owerri Zone.
He is the choice, a viable one, marketable and buyable. I say this not out of polemics but truly out of facts.