SENATOR ATHAN ACHONU CONSULTS APC SWC
…AS NLEMIGBO PROMISES TO BE FAIR TO ALL
Today, the state leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo State chapter, under the chairmanship of Prince (Barr.) Marcellinus Nlemigbo, at the party secretariat, received one of the senatorial aspirants for the Imo North (Okigwe zone) Senatorial rerun, Senator Athan Nneji Achonu and his Mezie Obodo campaign organization. Achonu, popularly known as “Agu Otu Aka”, a former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria alongside his campaign team, came to consult with the state caretaker committee of the party as well as to formally declare his intention to seek the party’s nomination for the forthcoming senatorial rerun in Okigwe zone.
While addressing his hosts, the senatorial hopeful, noted that his decision to seek the mandate of his people was informed by the need to give his people quality representation for effective service delivery, and compliment the effort of the Governor Hope Uzodimma in the realization of his 3R mentra.
Achonu promised that with his experience, exposure and contact already established as a former lawmaker, he would leverage on his already established reach to attract dividends of democracy as well as impact positively on his constituents.
He commended the leadership of the party for their unflinching support and solidarity to the administration of Senator Uzodimma, while describing the state chairman of the party, Nlemigbo, as a God-fearing politician with exceptional experience in party administration.
In his response, the chairman ably represented by the deputy chairman, Hon. Ugochukwu Nzekwe, expressed his delight with the aspiration of Senator Achonu, describing it as courageous and a right step. He urged the visitor to disregard any insinuation of disunity in the party, as APC remained strong, healthy and above all very vibrant in the state to win any election. He maintained that the party as currently constituted was united under the leadership of Governor Uzodimma as the apex leader of the party in the state and as such would not succumb to any blackmail or media intimidation to do otherwise. He further advised the Senatorial hopeful to consult widely and particularly all relevant stakeholders in the course of his ongoing consultation exercise while wishing him well in his endeavors.
In attendance were: Hon. Prince Ugochukwu Nzekwe- State Deputy Chairman, Hon, Engr. Paul Opara-Ag. Publicity Secretary, Chief Sir. Linus Iroha- State Organizing Secretary, Engr. Nick Osuagwu- Okigwe zonal Chairman, amongst others.
DG, IMO APC MEDIA CENTRE
JULY 28, 2020