*Hails Iwuanyanwu’s appointment as President General, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo
The Owerri Peoples Assembly, OPA, an assemblage of major stakeholders in Owerri zone (Imo East Senatorial zone) have backed Governor Hope Uzodimma for a second term in office, insisting that the governor is the sole candidate of the zone for the November 11, 2023 governorship election.
The Assembly also
congratulated one of its own, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, on his appointment as President General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo.
Rising from it’s stakeholders meeting held in Owerri, on Monday, the Assembly, in it’s communique signed by HRH, Eze Akujobi Osuagwu, Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers (Owerri zone), said it is impressed with Governor Hope Uzodimma’s performance in office and resolved to give him their support for a second term.
The leaders made up of politicians, public office holders at the State and National levels, traditional Rulers, businessmen and captains of industries, noted that they resolved to support the governor “after reviewing the performance of the Governor Hope Uzodimma led shared prosperity administration within the past three years, particularly in the area of infrastructural development, policy formulation and implementation, recovery of critical state assets and it’s gradual but steady navigation of our state into economic stability and recovery
It noted that it adopted without reservation the contents of the Imo Charter of Equity in view of the forthcoming Imo governorship election.
“As a prelude to the implementation of the Imo Charter of Equity, in view of the forthcoming Imo governorship election, and in consideration of the uncommon performance of Governor Hope Uzodimma, particularly in the area of road infrastructure, urban renewal projects and critical economic development
“Also, in our firm conviction that Uzodimma having surpassed expectations and meritoriously earned the support and solidarity of the greater majority of our people for his re election, deserves the support of every critical stakeholder, hence it’s our resolution therefore to endorse Governor Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and is hereby endorsed as our sole candidate for the November 11, 2023 governorship election” part of the communique stated.
The group also said it appreciates “the choice of one of our outstanding legends, finest statesman and accomplished industrialist Chief (Engr) E.C Iwuanyanwu, (OFR), Aha eji agamba of Igboland, as the President General of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo. For us and on behalf of the good people and enterprising people of Owerri zone, there could not be another choice better choice.
“Chief Iwuanyanwu, no doubt, is a true definition of the Igbo man’s story; strong, enterprising, resourceful, unrelenting, dogged, fearless, truthfulness, selflessness, sacrifice, service, just as he is a living patriot” the communique read