…as Party Leadership woos former governor
The Imo State leadership of All Progressives Congress ( APC) has appealled to the former Governor of the State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim to join APC inorder to play the role of Statesmanship and add value to the administration of his friend Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma.Barr. Nlemigbo made the appeal when he led the State Exco and other leaders to woo the former Governor of the State, Chief Ohakim to join the party.
According to him, as a long standing friend of the leader of the party, Senator Hope Uzodimma, it would be a thing of great joy to Imo State people for both of them to join hands in giving the state a credible political direction.He extolled the virtues of Ohakim who he described as a selfless leader that thinks, Imo first, noting that with the experience and sense of commitment of Governor Uzodimma and the unassailable qualities of Ohakim, the combination would be the best thing to happen to Imo State and APC.
Barr. Nlemigbo pointed out that such positive decision will boost the present developmental stage of APC in Imo State and help in strengthening the party ahead of 2023/24 general elections in the state.He stressed that the former Governor of Imo State has strong political structure and track records which will be of great assistance to Imo APC, adding that it is the collective desire and decision of APC leadership at the National and Imo State to appeal to Governor Ohakim to join the party.
According to him, ” We are here to convey our party’s desire and appeal to our former Governor and political leader, Chief Ikedi Ohakim to come out boldly and be part of the ongoing restructuring of APC at the National level as well as in Imo State. Governor Hope Uzodimma approved this visit.”In his remarks, the Orlu Zonal Chairman of the party, Prince Ugochukwu Nzekwe said that Imo APC will be very happy to receive Chief Ohakim into the party, pointing out that for APC to be relentlessly approachingOhakim shows how important he is in the politics of Imo State and Nigeria, pointing out that Chief Ohakim is the most wanted man to join APC in Imo State.
He announced that the reception committee has concluded giving Chief Ikedi Ohakim a State reception to welcome him to APC with his numerous supporters accross the 27 local government areas of the State.
In his response, Chief Ikedi Ohakim thanked the enlarged State Exco that Governor Hope Uzodimma has been his friend for over thirty five years.
Chief Ohakim stressed that he joined politics to serve not to gain, adding that he plays politics without bitterness.
He said, “The interest of Imo State is more Paramount to me, as a critic and statesman, I m ready to support, partner and advice any Governor and or government in Imo State. It will be wrong if I don’t support Governor Hope Uzodimma having supported previous Governors and governments in the state expect one who was not keen in taking his advice.”
Chief Ohakim who used the opportunity to thank the executives for visiting him stated, “I have heard all your requests, you will hear from me soon”