– Meets with APC leaders
By Dorcas Otuokere
Barrister Chima Anozie popularly known as Home Base, a professional civil engineer, Estate Surveyor and a native of Uratta in Owerri North local government area of Imo State has declared his intention to contest the governorship election on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC), come 2019.
He made the declaration on Saturday 28th January 2018, while addressing APC leaders and stakeholders in his ward.
In his address at the occasion, the aspirant said, he is highly qualified to be the governor of Imo State because he understands the workings of politics. According to him, he contested for the Imo House of Assembly in 2003 on the platform of All Peoples Party (APP), and was the only politician who single-handedly branded vehicles for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. “I contributed immensely to President Buhari’s victory in my boot, and was Governor Rochas Okorocha’s core supporter when he contested for presidency. I was the former general Manager of Owerri capital development authority (OCDA) and paid salaries and gratuities as at when due when I was in office”.
He also narrated how God gave him the vision of becoming the governor of Imo State come 2019. He said his purpose of contesting is to correct some ills in the state and to dispense social and essential services, stressing his readiness to support any Owerri man in APC who is more qualified than him to become the governor. “Politics is a game and not a do or die affair”.
Finally, he said, it will be advisable to support any Uratta man to become governor because Uratta has all it takes. “There was a time Uratta had nine permanent secretaries. Uratta has the highest number of graduates in Owerri North. The present auditor general is from Uratta. “Any Uratta man can be trusted”, he reiterated.