By Elizabeth Uwandu
The various autonomous communities in Imo State have continued to assure their maximum support for the Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, ANRP, governorship candidate in the state, Prof Alphonsus Ekwerike following his effective grassroot campaign and people- oriented projects if elected as governor of the state.
Speaking to newsmen in Owerri, a stakeholder from Orlu area, Chief Kingsley Igwenesi said among the over 65 governorship candidates in Imo State, only Ekwerike has a clear programme for the development of the state and her people.
“What interests me and my people during his grassroot campaign in Orlu zone are his points of reference, where he has played active roles in the development of states, institutions and nations including the United States of America, South Sudan and Rwanda among others,“ Igwenesi said.
Also contributing, Dr Emmanuel Amaefule a community leader from Okigwe zone said: “The choice of Imo people to show maximum support for Ekwerike to ensure he wins the March 9th governorship election in the state is now becoming very clear to the good people of Okigwe zone and by extension Imo State. In fact, his unbeatable invention capacity and wealth of experience to transform the state and create massive employment for Imo youths and women set him apart from other governorship candidates in the state. No doubt, Imo people will demonstrate their confidence and support to ensure they vote for him as the next executive governor of Imo State.”
Ekwerike, a tested and trusted disciplined technocrat, with evidence of being God-fearing and result-oriented servant leader, has over the years distinguished himself through hard work, selfless service to humanity, achievements and outstanding capacity in the development of natural and human resources such as stain off and invention technology programme among others.