A frontline governorship aspirant and the promoter of the now popular “Joke is Over Campaign” under the platform of the Young Democratic Party (YDP), Prince Stanley Orum, has assured of massive job creation if given opportunity to govern Imo state come 2019.
Prince Orum stated this while addressing newsmen over the weekend shortly after the just concluded Awara, Ohaji/Egbema Okorosha festival, where he was a special guest of honour. According to him, unemployment is the reason for youth restiveness in Imo state, especially in the oil producing areas. He accused successive governments of deliberately or for lack of requisite experience, of ignoring the issue of job creation, stating that his tenure will certainly guarantee a promising future for the younger generation as he is well prepared to steer the ship of Douglas house, with sole purpose of taking the people to the promised land.
The seasoned industrialist and philanthropist also used the opportunity to unveil the programmes he has for traditional rulers and the institution in the state. He assured that his government will restore the pride and dignity of Imo traditional rulers. He said, “as a thorough bred Igbo man, I understand the role of monarchs in the development of our dear state. I won’t toy with the traditional institution. I will ensure that they get all the support they need from government to operate effectively, if I am elected as governor”.
The highlight of the occasion was demostration of royal blessing for the youthful aspirant by HRH Eze Felix Ononuju, who also spoke glowingly of Prince Orum. He described him as a pillar of youth development in the area and assured that the guber aspirant will make Imo people proud, if elected governor of Imo state.