The Mbano Nation which comprises of IsialaMbano and Ehime Mbano has assured Rt. Hon Bethel Amadi who currently occupies the position of President Pan African Parliament of their unalloyed support come 2015 Imo State governorship election in which he is contesting.
This promise was made to the frontline Peoples Democratic Party, PDP gubernatorial aspirant at IsialaMbano and Ehime Mbano respectively during his Local Government tour as part of his consultation with PDP party leaders and party faithfuls at the grass root.
Speaking with party stakeholders at Ehime Mbano town hall which recorded an overwhelming turn out, Hon. Bethel Amadi reminded party faithfuls that Mbano wards have crucial roles to play in the polity citing as remarkable the fact that the area produced a founding member of PDP in the person of late Sen. EmekaEcheruo and this he said should spur them to uphold the unity of purpose of having PDP as the dominant party in the area. He commended the people for their steadfastness and love for PDP irrespective of the storms the party has undergone in recent time.
On the PDP guber, Hon. Amadi reiterated the need for party executives and Imolites in general to shun money politics and vote in only credible persons whose pedigrees speak louder than money, sounding that 2011 till date experiences should serve as an eye opener to everyone and sundries. Recounting his age long relationship with the area, his inclusion of their son A.C Nwebo in the hierarchy of African Unity (AU) he said exemplifies his unclannish virtue. The Pan African President went further to say that one good quality of a leader is steadfastness. A virtue he portrayed in his resolve to remain in PDP during the decamp season of House of Representative Members.
Speaking on pedigree, his sterling roles in the attraction of upgrade of AlvanIkeokwu Collage of Education to a federal institute when he was the Chairman of Imo Caucus in the Federal House of Representative, his attraction of upgrading of Imo Local Airport to an International Cargo Airport as the Chairman of Aviation during his 2nd tenure at the Federal House of Rep., his role in the re-award of Owerri, Onisha road project to Julius Berger, his being part of the committee that passed the Universial Basic Education Act, his rise to the height of President Pan African Parliament, he said stands him out among other guber aspirants as a technocrat whose wealth of experience he assured will transform Imo into an envy of other states.
On his policy thrust, he pointed as most worrisome the unemployment level in the state and the academic decay in the education system. A situation where the one time Imo State that ranked tops in NEC rating is now rated 13th. Free education he said if not qualitative is no education. He revealed that the free education policy abinitio was introduced by the federal government through Universal Basic Education with a law that every child for a compulsory period of 1-9 years of age is entitled to free qualitative education and challenged anyone claiming otherwise to this fact to prove him wrong. He promised to reintroduce qualitative education, Industrialization and agriculture as his major goals among others if elected Imo governor in 2015.
In his speech, the Director General of Bethel Amadi Campaign Organisation Hon. Barr. CMC Onuoha charged PDP faithfuls in Ehime Mbano to guard against the mistakes of yester years by saying no to moneybag aspirants and insist on electing only persons with antecedents.
The LGA woman leader, Mrs. Agnes appreciated Rt. Hon BethemAmadi for his organized and God fearing nature. Describing it as a mark that like the Biblical saying “Arise and go to Bethel” he shall ascend the Douglas seat come 2015. Others who spoke at the occasion were High Chife Marks Ebekuo, Barr. Richard and Chief Osuagwu respectively.
Earlier in his welcome address the PDP LGA Chairman, Chief Johnson Ekwenobi commended Hon. Amadi for giving honour to whom it is due, assuring him of their 100% vote and urged him to hold onto his loyalty. He used the opportunity to condemn the norm of re-visitation of road projects by same seating governor within a short period of time he awarded the contract saying is a waste of resources and asked him to avoid such when sworn in.
In his vote of thanks, Dr. Ebiziem charged the technocrat to advice PDP hierarchy to provide a level playing ground in the fourth coming PDP primaries.
At IsialaMbano town hall which was filled to the brim Hon. Amadi reminded them of his undivided support for Ohakim in 2011 and therefore emphasised his expectation of them to reciprocate his kind gesture by voting him in as Imo State governor come 2015.
“My stewardship at the Federal House endeared my people to re-elect me for a 3rd term representation. If elected governor of Imo State come 2015, I do not need to travel out to attract foreign investors, rather, my wealth of experience and already existing foreign contacts will on its own attract investors from all corners of the world. All that is needed to be done is creating enabling environment and empowering man through human capital developments”
Addressing his people in support of Hon. Amadi’sguber bid, Prof. Nweboeulogised Hon. Amadi for giving him the opportunity to be at the AU executive team and admonished party faithfuls in IsialaMbano to shine their eyes and see the qualities Hon. Bethel Amadi is endowed with and vote massively for him in the fourth coming guber election to attract more dividends to the area.
Some of the leaders who graced the occasion are, Engr. M.C Mbach, Engr. AlwellOnwuka, Dr. Okpaleke, Hon. ZikNwachukwu, Arch. Dr. UcheAnyanwu, Leo Ogueri, Hon. Goddy White and many more.
Others from Ehime Mbano are Chief Osuagwu, Chief Okeafor, Chief RegizUwakwe, Chief Kenneth Nwachukwu, Hon. Emenaha, Dr. Anokwa, Sir Fidel Onyeneke, Hon. LizzyIhuoma, IhuomaNjoku and a host of others.
Courtesy: Community Watchdog Newspaper