Obi, Otti,  lead Imo LP’s campaign launch for Achonu Campaign

Governor Alex Otti of Abia State, Mr. Peter Obi, and party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure, during the rally.

Presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, in the February 25, poll, Mr. Peter Obi, on Tuesday lead the Sen. Athan Achonu governorship campaign for the November 11, poll in Imo State.

Others with him include Governor Alex Otti of Abia State, the party’s National Chairman, Julius Abure, and other  chieftains of the party.

They were hosted by Sen. Achonu, and other LP chieftains in Imo State.

Obi, in an address, assured Imo people of Achonu’s readiness to steer the ship of the state to safe waters.

He said: “We know what it takes to change Nigeria, so we plead with Imo people to give him their support.

Sen. Athan Achonu and Mr. Peter Obi, at the rally

“Today, we are here to launch the governorship campaign and unveil Achonu’s manifesto and I assure you that we will not let you down,“ he said.

Otti on his part, said that the party “has only one authentic candidate and the full weight of the party is with him.”

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Further, he said: “I’m here as a witness. I conducted the only accepted party primary election that produced Achonu as the governorship candidate for Imo LP.”

Achonu, meanwhile, promised that, if elected, the LP government would, among other things, focus on job and wealth creation and provision of infrastructure.

Presentation of the party flag to Sen. Athan Achonu

He promised to address the recent killings of innocent citizens and general insecurity in the state.

According to him, the election offered Imo people “an opportunity to reverse the current trajectory of inept and ineffective governance that has practically destroyed the hopes and aspirations of our people.

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“As widely acknowledged, the basic indices for measuring human development have largely been in retrogression in Imo.

Party supporters at the campaign rally in Imo State

“Unfortunately, we have witnessed a descent to anarchy and lawlessness that has turned vast swathes of our homeland into abandoned spaces for criminality so that Imo people no longer visit their villages nor go home for traditional ceremonies, such as burials and weddings.

“These ceremonies now happen outside people’s homelands. This is what we have come to change,“ he added.

He promised that, under his watch, Imo people would enjoy access to affordable health care, descrying “the collapse of the state’s economy,” which had led to capital flight, divestment and business failures.

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