By Chidiebube Okeoma
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party during the February 25 polls, Peter Obi, will on Tuesday storm the Kanu Nwankwo Sports Stadium in Owerri, the Imo State capital, for the flag-off of the party’s campaigns for the November 11 governorship election in the state.
The Abia State governor, Alex Otti, the national chairman of the party, Julius Abure, and other national officers and chieftains would join Obi to officially kick off the campaigns in the state.
The LP’s governorship candidate in the state, Athan Achonu, who briefed journalists in Owerri, said that all was set to welcome Obi and his entourage.
He said that the goal of the party was to run an issue-based campaign with the hope of unseating the All Progressives Congress government in the state.
Achonu said the LP members and all supporters were eagerly waiting for Obi’s arrival in Owerri, on Tuesday.
Describing Obi as a transformational leader, Achonu who was in the Senate in 2015, said the former Anambra governor inspired him to join the LP.
He said his candidacy coupled with the LP’s unwavering acceptance in the state had already positioned the party as a beautiful bride.
He said that his campaign mantra which is achored on Akuruoulo, which means bringing investments home, would drastically deal with issues of insecurity, food insufficiency while promoting agriculture, education, investments, health, tourism , human capacity development, infrastructural development and housing projects.
Achonu said he had the people’s acceptance to defeat the state governor, Hope Uzodimma, urging the people to come out en masse to welcome Obi.
The governorship hopeful said, “His Excellency, Mr Peter Obi, the governor of Abia State, our national chairman and other national officers of our party will be with us as we flag off our campaign for the November 11 governorship election in Imo State. Labour Party of course is the party to beat. We are prepared and we have the support of the people and it is our hope that we will sack the APC from the government House.”