In what appears to be its firm resolve to win all elective positions in the forthcoming elections in the State, the Accord Party in Imo State last Monday stormed Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area in grand style as part of its ongoing campaign and meet-the- people tour, to woo voters to elect candidates on the party’s platform into office.
Leading other Accord Party candidates for respective elective positions, party executives and members, the party’s governorship candidate, Ken Ojiri stressed the need for the people to embrace the Accord Party as a passport for good governance, responsible leadership and quantum dividends of democracy.
Ojiri who was accompanied on the tour by hundreds of party faithful including candidates for various elective positions on the party’s platform in Imo State was received on arrival by a tumultuous crowd of party supporters led by Hon Barr. Greg Anyanwu, the Accord Party House of Assembly candidate in the area.
Ojiri emphasized the need for the people of Ohaji/Egbema to embrace a new order by voting for him and other candidates, saying that the Accord Party is committed to bringing governance closer to the grassroots, pointing out that he represents a. new generation of leaders who have the burning passion, zeal and commitment to render responsive and responsible leadership to the people of the State.
He explained that despite the rich endowments of the people of Ohaji/Egbema LGA and their enormous contribution to the economic development and progress of Imo State, the area is still in dire need of dividends of democracy.
He noted that an Accord Party-led administration in Imo State will bring succour to the people of the area when elected into office, maintaining that Imo State has been lacking responsive and responsible leadership under preceding administrations.
The international tax expert added that he has outlined a comprehensive socio-economic blueprint geared towards creating a strong local economy that will guarantee jobs for the unemployed and address myriad problems bedeviling the people of Imo State, adding that his administration will focus on the welfare and the happiness of the people when elected.
He continued “I have come to have an accord with the good people of Ohaji/Egbema geared towards a better tomorrow. ‘You are the goose that lays the golden egg in Imo State’, yet the people have continued to suffer untold hardship and neglect.
“You have contributed a lot to the economic growth and development of Imo State, yet you are not rewarded enough for this.
“You all have suffered great pain in the hands of shylocks who parade themselves as administrators of our commonwealth. Your pain is my pain; your sorrow is-my sorrow. I shall change the face of Ohaji/Egbema for good and for the overall betterment of the people of Imo State.”
He promised to run an all inclusive government where the people will have their say and the views of the people will form the major thrust of government policies and initiatives.
The chartered financial controller whose speech was greeted with loud ovation from the tumultuous crowd noted that the time has come for the people of Ohaji/Egbema and Imo State in general to embrace young and pragmatic leaders who have the requisite exposure and experience to govern.
He said if Imo State wants to catch up with other states that have taken the lead in socio economic development such as Akwa Ibom and Anambra States, the people must reject those whose overriding interest is to use public office as a ladder to siphon state funds.
In his short remarks, the Accord Party House of Assembly Aspirant, Barr. Greg Anyanwu thanked Ojiri and other candidates on the party’s ticket for their visit, expressing optimism that Accord Party will record resounding victory in the forthcoming elections which will hold next month.
The highlight of the ceremony was the ward to ward campaign tour by the Accord Party top chieftains led by Hon Greg Anyanwu where they spoke to the people of Ohaji/Egbema in all the 12 wards that make up the area.