Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Women Leader, Ambassador Dr. Kema Chikwe, have expressed support for the quest of Owerri Senatorial Zone to produce the next governor of Imo State.
The duo made this known during the launch of a group, the Owerri People’s Front (OPF) held in Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Speaking at the event, Ihedioha, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Special Duties, Mr. Ernest Ibejiako described the agenda of OPF as a noble one to ensure that Owerri Senatorial Zone produced the governor come 2015.
He urged the people of the zone to be selfless and not be deterred by materialism and pressure from the enemies of progress in the pursuit of the project, pointing out that the injustice against the zone would be a thing of the past should people support the cause of OPF in actualising the mandate.
On her part, Chikwe lamented that Imo State had been producing emergency governors since 1999 because of the inability of the people to do the right thing by supporting credible and qualified candidates because, according to her, the character of a governor was a combination of so many factors.
The former ambassador said for the state to move forward, Owerri Zone must produce the governor of the state in 2015 in the interest of justice and fair play. She, however, urged the people of the zone to see the issue as a serious business, which required the commitment of all and sundry. – SOURCE: DAILY SUN