By Mike Ejiogu
While oil prices continued to drop and Nigeria Economy keeps shrinking , the revenue generated by our dear country both from domestic and foreign investments could no longer finance Nigeria’s budget especially the funding of capital project’s.
The experience, Contacts , Political Party and Capacity of who represents every constituency , zones and States at the center have become a very serious matter to State Governors across Nigeria
As for the case in Imo State where a senatorial bye election is been expected anytime soon, it’s an opportunity for His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodinma to work with Dist Senator Ifeanyi Araraume for the overall interest of Imo State
The facts are very clear if you look at the current Senators at the 9th Assembly, majority are former Governors, former ministers , 3 to 4th term senators of the federal republic who can influence the executive to allocate projects and the little available funds to their State or Constituencies.
As the revenue generated by the federal government shrinks so will the revenue generated by state’s government drops and affects the effectiveness of the state Governor and his developmental plans.
If Senators from Imo state can use their contacts, reach, capacity and relationships with federal cabinet members to influence serious federal projects to Imo State, then our able governor will use the little funds available to our state to finance civil service salaries, education and health sectors and few infrastructures..
Look at these facts with a sincere heart and put jealousy and blackmails aside: Dist Senator Araraume left the senate in 2007 after 8 fruitful years of attracting heavy projects to Okigwe which includes but not limited to Roads, Electricity Sub station, Federal Appointments to Imolites etc, despite leaving the Senate since 2007 Senator Araraume have continued to attract and ensure the financing of over 30 Nddc roads constructions within Imo State, he has influenced the federal appointments of lots of Imo State sons and daughters into lucrative boards, FCDA, NCC, Abuja Invest company, RMAFAC to name but a few.
Wether you agree with me or not, the projects and Federal appointments influenced and attracted to Ndi Imo State by Araraume have greatly reduced pressure on the successive state government and governor’s of Imo State in recent years.
Considering all these facts I stated herein, I wonder why any sane person will advise our Experienced Governor to support the candidature of any beginner or learner to represent Okigwe/Imo State at the National Assembly now, we do not need learners at this critical point of Nigeria’s existence at all, we need Dist Senator Araraume to work closely with His Excellency Governor Uzodinma both in Imo State and Federal Governments to achieve goals easily.
His Excellency Governor Hope Uzodinma doesn’t need to
spend a dime or struggle in Okigwe zone for his re-election in 2023 if he works
with Dist Senator Ifeanyi Araraume just like the both did during the election
of Honorable Princess Miriam Onuoha’s election to the federal House of
Representatives in Okigwe North recently, it was a walk over because both men
have political structures on ground, capacity and financial influence.
Other APC aspirants for Okigwe Senatorial election should work with Senator Araraume and Governor Uzodinma to reduce the cost and stress of electioneering while the prosperous partnership of Governor Uzodinma and Senator Araraume will surely get Busineses, Federal and state appointments for the other aspirants of All Progressive Congress
I am one of the Aspirants for the Senatorial bye election to represent Okigwe at the National Assembly but after very deep thoughts about current state of the nation I stepped my ambition down and went to Dist Senator Araraume to persuade him to forget his Gubernatorial ambition and go represent Imo state at large at the senate, I was very happy indeed when Senator Araraume told me that he has decided and will no longer contest for the office of the Governor of Imo State again, that his decision and media pronouncements to support and work with His Excellency Governor Hope Odidika Uzodinma to develop Imo State is sacrosanct.
Let us come together and support the current Government
of Imo State through one sacrifice or the other including our ambitions,
attraction of foreign direct investments and businesses to Imo State to help
our government in Job creation and stability of our state.
Nothing can reduce crimes and Criminalities like job creation which is the duty of everyone and not state government alone.
Chief Mike Ejiogu. FCICN
Akaekpuchi Onwa Anara ancient Kingdom
ABUJA based Real Estate and Road Construction Mogul