A former Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Kelechi Kennedy Nwagwu on Monday, November 14, 2022, declared his ambition to govern the state on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).
Nwagwu, who made the declaration at the state secretariat of the LP in Owerri, the state capital vowed to unleash all arsenals necessary to sack the state governor. Hope Uzodimma.
The former speaker who was accompanied to the secretariat by Dr. C. Anosike said after due consultations, he concluded that Labour Party is the only viable alternative to the All Progressives Congress, APC in 2023.
Nwagwu promised to reset Imo State and restore its lost glory, saying he has all it takes sack the incumbent governor to get Imo State working again.
The former speaker decried the menace of money politics, saying that what matters most is competence and passion to render selfless services to God and humanity.
He said; “I want to realize my dream to reset Imo State and return it to its former glory. I have what it takes to displace the incumbent governor and get Imo working again”
“We all have money, but it is not all about money. It is about competence and passion for selfless service to humanity”.
Responding, the State Chairman of the party, Dr. Ambrose Onyekwere congratulated Nwagwu on “the right choice of party” and promised that the party would ensure “a level playing field for all aspirants to pursue their dreams for the state”.
Recall that the brother-in-law of Owelle Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of the state, Engr Chuks Ololo had similarly declared interest in the 2023 governorship election in the state on the platform of the LP.
Others rumoured to be also interested in the race on the LP platform include Chief Martins Agbaso, and Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, who has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court for sacking him as the Chairman of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited.
Buhari initially appointed Araraume but later replaced him before the swearing in ceremony with Mrs. Margaret Okadigbo, widow of former President of the Senate, late Chief Chuba Okadigbo from Anambra State.