Owelle Mbaso, SA, Community and Youth Mobilization to the governor (2nd from left), Chief Ezumezu (middle) and Chief Pete Ibida, member rep Njikoka 11 Constituency, and others, pose for photograph after Ezumezu joined APGA
One of the strong contenders for the Nimo traditional stool (Owelleship) and a grassroots mobilizer, Chief Christ Iguh (Ozo Ezumezu), has joined the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, with a view to mobilizing support towards the re-election of Governor Willie Obiano.
Speaking exclusively to Fides shortly after making his intention known to numerous APGA party faithful that thronged the venue of his declaration, especially the executive members of APGA, Nimo Wards One and Two, Chief Iguh said what informed his decision to join the ruling party was as a result of the developmental strides of the present administration, noting that he joined APGA so as to complement the efforts of Governor Willie Obiano.
The community leader, who described Governor Obiano as a friend, said he had known him for so long, noting that he was out to fight for the re-election of the governor.
'I joined because of the good work of the governor. I was impressed with what he has done in the state. I have known him for a very long time. We were together in Houston Texas. He is my good friend. Just look at what he has done in the areas of education, health, infrastructure, roads. My family will campaign for him. We are for Obiano,' Ezumezu said.
Chief Iguh who said that he was at home with APGA government, singled out the member representing Njikoka Two State Constituency, Hon. Pete Ibida, for special praise. He said that the lawmaker's outstanding performance also contributed to his decision.
'Hon. Pete Ibida is the face of APGA in Njikoka Two State Constituency. Ibida is now another name for effective representation. I will continue to appreciate him for his good works. He has simplified law making,' he said.
Earlier in a speech, the member representing Njikoka Two State Constituency, Hon. Pete Ibida, assured his constituents of continued undiluted representation, noting that his major concern now was to ensure that Governor Willie Obiano got re-elected.
In their separate speeches, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Political Matters, Hon. Owelle Onyeka Mbaso, and the Special Assistant to the Governor on Community and Youths Mobilization, Hon. Nnanna Nzewi, assured Ozo Ezumezu of a warm reception into the APGA fold, urging him join in mobilizing support for the governor's re-election campaign.
The duo used the opportunity to appeal to the people of Nimo to vote massively for the governor in the fast approaching November 18 election, adding that the governor had done excellently well in all facets of the state's economy.
Others who lent voices to the call for the governor's re-election included Chief Sunny Nwankwo; Hon Peter Obanaka, Councillor representing Nimo Ward 2; Youth Leader, Nimo Ward One, Comrade Felix Ezeamii; APGA Ward Two chairman, Johnpaul Chike Igwe; Barr. Ijeoma Okonkwo (Ada Ife); Chief Jones Akpu (Ebubedike Nimo); Nonso George Ibekwe; Chief Paul Chidozie, among others.