It was jubilation galore on Friday October 25, 2018, as joyful crowd of youth gathered outside the Orlu area office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), confirmed that one of their own, Comrade Precious Nwadike’s name was published along with other candidates as the flag bearer of United Progressives Party (UPP) for Orlu zone.

The highly elated supporters of Our Orlu Project team saw it as a dream come true in view of the fact that Nwadike’s name was published alongside those of the outgoing governor of Imo state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Chief Delton Ogbuehi for APGA and Jones Onyereri for PDP, among others.

Addressing the press, the Director General of “Our Orlu Project”, Chief Polycarp Ibezim declared that “it is all working out for good for Orlu people, for the journey to the red chambers of the National Assembly has begun and on a good note”.

He said, “Our Orlu Project, is a mass movement aimed and focusing at a radical change and in a short while we are going to unveil our manifesto for Orlu zone which is centered on the following; effective and efficient representation, youth empowerment, addressing ecological problems that have rendered families homeless, support for the elderly, boosting economic activities and attraction of people oriented projects, as dividends of democracy.

The Director General challenged other candidates to come up with their manifestoes or programme to challenge the blue print, of the UPP senatorial candidate, if they have any.

On his side, the immediate past President of Orluzurumee students and current Assistant Publicity Secretary of Orluzurumee Youth Assembly, Comrade Chibuike Odunze stated that Orlu youth will stop at nothing to see the victory of the UPP candidate and will accept nothing other than victory.

He used the opportunity to call on all youth in the area to imbibe the current move and key into the movement for the political emancipation of youth.

According to him, it is another unique opportunity for the youth of Orlu zone to demonstrate that they are ready to take their destinies into their hands by voting massively for one of their own.