Traditional rulers in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State at the weekend endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency, Chief Canice Moore Nwachukwu for the 2023 House of Representatives poll.

The traditional rulers are those of Obinugwu Community and Chairman of Imo State Council of Elders, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya; the traditional ruler of Nnenato Ochasi and Chairman of Orlu Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Sampson Okwudinma; Eze Cyriacus Mkpado, the Duruanosike 11th of Umuzike Ancient Kingdom;  and Eze Ugonna Iriele, Duruoshimiri of Ogberuru  Ancient Kingdom.

The endorsement of Nwachukwu popularly known as Omeogo took place at the Owerri Civic Centre Palace of Eze Ilomuanya.

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Prominent sons and daughters of Orlu and Orsu witnessed the endorsement.

In his speech, Eze Ilomuanya affirmed that Omeogo is a candidate generally accepted, stressing that seeking for his royal blessing is something nobody would withhold him from doing.

The royal father added that “following all your good testimonies, Omeogo is a good candidate whose victory at the 2023 election will bring great opportunity for the people”.

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Eze Ilomuanya further described Omeogo’s political journey to be a good one as he prayed that it would end well.

Hear him; “Omeogo is a good person.  God blessed us and gave us Governor Hope Uzodimma. You people have said Omeogo is the right person for the House of Representatives seat.

“What remains now is full implementation. We have agreed Omeogo is the one going for us. You are going there for service and to be the governor’s eyes. Please, do not disappoint us”.

Earlier, the APC candidate for Orlu/Orsu/Oru East Federal Constituency, Chief Canice Moore Nwachukwu, explained that his visit was geared towards seeking royal permission and blessings before soliciting the support of the people of Orlu and Orsu.

He stated that with the contact of Eze Ilomuanya, it will help him both at the election time and his stay at the National Assembly if he emerges victorious.

According to Omeogo, “My coming is simple. We are your subjects, mainly from Orlu and Orsu and top leaders of APC. I am grateful for the opportunity to have you one on one.

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“ Every four years, candidates will be selected either to represent the people at the state or federal level, but before the ban on campaign will be lifted, I decided to come for your royal blessings, support and encouragement, looking at your good attributes, we decided to dance around you, and climb on your shoulders, if we have your blessings, support and confirmation our victory is assured”.

Also speaking, the Apex Leader of the constituency who is also the Imo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister C. O. C Akaolisa, said he is sure that Omeogo is the best candidate for the seat.

Akaolisa said;”I am here to be a witness to this visit today, sending Omeogo to the House of Representatives will not be by mistake. We must deliver his candidature.

“We are going to use all that we have to deliver Omeogo to the House of Reps. It is the turn of Orlu clan, Orsu had produced a federal lawmaker and Oru East has the governor, to balance it, Orlu is the LGA to produce next federal legislator”.

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In his remarks, the member who represented Oru East at the Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. John Ikenna Nzeruo, observed that Oru East plays politics of inclusiveness, hence they will support Omeogo who is from Orlu.

Nzeruo said no person from Oru East LGA is contesting, affirming that Oru East is fully in support of Omeogo and will put all the necessary things in place to make him emerge victorious at the forthcoming poll.

In their separate speeches, the former IMC Chairman of Orlu LGA, Mrs. Ifeoma Ndukwu and Chief Dona Nworgu assured that the  people are on one page and fully supporting Omeogo.

The high point of the visit was the laying of hands and pouring of royal blessings upon Chief Canice Moore Nwachukwu by the Orsu and Orlu traditional rulers led by Eze Cletus Illomuanya.


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