Okigwe Zone Adopts Captain Ihenacho
A former Commissioner for Health during the Achike Udenwa regime in Imo State and former Chairman of Obowo Local Government Council, Dr. Goderick Anosike has advocated for a credible governorship candidate from Owerri Zone during next year's general election.
Dr. Anosike made this remark during the recent inauguration of Captain Ihenacho Campaign Organisation (CICO) for Okigwe Senatorial Zone held at Aba Branch in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State.
The frontline politician said that two Okigwe sons, Late Sam Mbakwe and Chief Ikedi Ohakim ruled Imo for 5 years and 4 years respectfully making it 9 years. He also said that Chief Achike Udenwa from Orlu Zone ruled the state for 8 years and that at the end of Governor Rochas Okorocha's (also from Orlu) regime next year, the zone must have ruled the state for 12 years.
'. Late Senator Evan Enwerem from Owerri Zone ruled Imo for only 18 months before he was booted out by the military. Therefore, it will be fair and equitable to vote a credible governorship candidate from Owerri Zone come 2015 general election in Imo State and recommend Nigerian former Minister of Interior Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho'.
He however, thanked the former minister for providing thousands of Imo youths with various job opportunities when he was a minister and promised the support of the zone to him in his political aspiration.
Speaking shortly after the inauguration of the organisation in the area, Capt. Ihenacho, said that his organisation was not in Okigwe Zone for political campaign but was only in the place to sensitize and mobilize the people to join both the organisation and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Consequently, he promised to pay for the registration fees of all persons from the zone who would wish to join the party.
The Emekuku Owerri-born former mariner and business mogul also used the occasion to re-iterate that he had never regretted joining APGA is supporting or sponsoring factions in the party.
On his own part, the Okigwe Zonal Chairman for APGA, Chief Ben Ogbuehi, advised members of the organisation to also register with APGA and identify with the party in their various wards and local government areas.
The occasion was well attended by many sons and daughters from the zone.