Former Anambra State Governor and 2023 Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, has called upon the current Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, to begin preparations for leaving the Government House in anticipation of the forthcoming November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state.
Obi made this statement while launching the Imo State gubernatorial campaign of the LP candidate, Senator Athan Achonu, in Owerri. Obi asserted that the election of the LP in Imo State would mark the end of mis-governance in the region.
Addressing concerns about reported leadership disputes within the party and the presence of multiple flagbearers, Obi clarified, “Abure is the national chairman of our party. We don’t have another chairman. LP will win Imo State. Athan Achonu is the only candidate of the party and he is the best in Imo State. I am happy nobody has changed the process. I believe in process.”
Highlighting the party’s larger mission for Nigeria, Obi emphasized, “LP wants to change Nigeria. We are asking Nigerians for the opportunity. Give us a chance in Nigeria, there would be change.”
Obi commended the governance in Abia State under a “first-class brain,” noting the positive impact it had. He expressed confidence in Achonu’s selection process, emphasizing his belief in the importance of proper processes and governance.
Supporting these sentiments, Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, stated, “Senator Athan Achonu is the only governorship candidate of the party. I was the chairman of the panel that conducted the primary election, which produced him as the winner of the election. I am here to bear testimony that he is our candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.”
Athon Achonu, the LP candidate, outlined his plans for the state, promising improvements across various sectors. He pledged to prioritize local government autonomy, road and infrastructure development, as well as prompt payment for civil servants and pensioners. Achonu also emphasized his commitment to ending violence and fostering good governance, promising a better future for Imo State residents.