The Imo State Government has reiterated its determination to establish a free Trade Zone and a Catholic University in NgorOkpala LGA in order to attract different countries of the world to Imo State for commercial activities.
The State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said this when he received in audience, about 17 Executive Officers of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Women and Youth leaders and other Stakeholders in Ngor-Okpala LGA who paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Owerri.
Owelle Okorocha explained that the free trade zone, when completed, will not only boost the economy of the State but also bring development to the area adding that more roads will be constructed in the Local Government soon.
The Governor thanked the decamped members for identifying with APC, describing it as a national Party that guarantees top leadership positions for Ndigbo at the federal level. ‘Time has come to move forward and leaders of integrity must emerge for our society to be better and that APC will ensure.” he noted.
The Rescue Mission Governor recalled that over 260 children of Ngor-Okpala were being trained in the Rochas Foundation Secondary School. He assured them that his administration will liberate Imo people from political bondage and bad leadership and charged them to close ranks to ensure peace and development in Ngor-Okpala as to sing new songs of development and appointments in the area. ‘I love Ngor-Okpala and I do all for Imo people out of love because I want to do my best in moving Imo forward; be more prayerful so that God will help us salvage Imo.’; the Governor advised.
In his remarks earlier, the leader of the group and the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Dr. Theodore Ekechi said they came to show their solidarity to the Governor and commend him on his laudable achievements in the State and present formally to him the former PDP Executive members who resigned and joined APC.
According to Dr. Ekechi, ‘You told us to take our destiny into our hand and that has happened; we no longer toe the line of retrogression with selfish and wicked leaders who speak ill of the good intentions of the Rescue Mission government.’
The have commended the laudable achievements of the Rescue Mission government especially in the areas of free education, massive road construction, establishment of the Imo State University Campus in Aboh Mbaise, among others.
Contributing, the National Leader of Mezie Ngor-Okpala, Barr. Victor Amadi said they joined APC because of the developmental strides of Governor Okorocha in the State especially the massive road construction with drainages and the SNARP programme of the Governor’s wife which has brought succour to many indigent women and their families. ‘We resigned our membership under an umbrella that is becoming obsolete for we have nothing to say against you. ‘PDP has collapsed into APC and there is no vestige of opposition against you in Ngor-Okpala.’ Barr. Amadi assured.
He also thanked the Governor for appointing their illustrious son, Dr. Theodore Ekechi as the Commissioner for Information.
Contributing, Mr. Pius Okere (Amadioha) said Ngor-Okpala has quality citizens and lamented the neglect of roads in their area until this present government came to their rescue.