The Imo State chapter of the Action Alliance (AA) has promised to deliver one million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 Presidential election.
The National Chairman of the party, Obidichie Udeze, who presented the pact draft to a representative of the President, Nasiru Buhari, said that the AA is ready to takeover Imo state and also give President Buhari a landslide victory.
According to AA Chairman, who made the presentation at the party’s governorship campaign flag off at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Imo State, said that the party adopted President Buhari because he is a trustworthy leader who means well for the country.
The governorship candidate of the party, Uche Nwosu, while addressing the mammoth crowd, said that he is relying on the massive support of the people of the state to emerge the youngest governor of the state.
He said he will emerge the youngest governor in Nigeria after the general election, “I am sure of victory because of the support of the masses and I will be youngest governor in Nigeria by May 29”.
According to him, his youthfulness and wealth of experience stand him out among other candidates, who he said belong to the old order of politicians, stating that, “I am running with those who are old enough to be my father but my appeal to them is to leave the stage for the youths and take their deserved rest, while we harness the potentials of our youths to make our state great”.
Nwosu assured further that his administration will consolidate on the gains recorded by the current administration in the areas of education and healthcare.
In his words, “I will not only sustain the free education programme of the current administration, but I will improve on what is on ground. The same goes for the health sector, where I will provide the needed infrastructure and make healthcare free for children between the ages one to seven years, as well as people above 70 years.
Addressing the crowd of youths, he said, “I have come today to share the history of my life with you. I was not born a son in-law to the governor, it was a privilege I got as a result of the Grace of God, I had to hawk pure water under the sun, a condition I went through because of where I found myself but today I am standing before you as a successful man and if I can succeed you too can. You thee youths are the bridge that will take me to the Government House.
“I will return the youths to agriculture, where they will become employers of labour, no more will our youths roam the streets without job. I am the only candidate that has clear and workable plan to empower our youths, I have done it when I was not a governor, I will do more for our youths and women when I become the governor. My ambition is a collective ambition of all Imo people and my victory is the victory of the masses”.
Disclosing why he left the All Progressives Congress (APC), where he had contested the governorship ticket, Nwosu, stated that the injustice meted out to him by the National leadership of the party, forced him to join the AA, which he said will win the governorship election in the state.
In his words, “we brought APC to Imo state when nobody knew that President Buhari will win the 2015 election, we were called all sorts of name but today we have left the party because of injustice but that has not affected our support for President Buhari, the crowd you see today shows that we will deliver him in Imo State”.
Several interest groups and political parties pledged their support for the AA candidate, who they described as detribalized and accommodating.
The Chairman of the Non Indigene Association, Prince Udoga, said that the non indigenes in the state have adopted Nwosu as their governorship candidate and will vote for him enmasse.