A formidable group known as Concerned Okigwe Equity Forum has written the Okigwe senate Harmonization Committee, endorsing lady Chidinma Uwajumogu as best candidate for the position.
The group which made their position known through a communique signed by Comr Chukwu Kelechi Kingsley and made available to Tuesday Nigeria Watchdog applauded the Chief Cosmas Iwu led Committee and governor Hope Uzodinma for the wisdom to constitute such committee and gave reason Chidinma Uwajumogu is the best.
The release reads,” We most respectfully congratulate our dear prosperity Governor, H.E Sen Hope Uzodimma for his uncommon wisdom and thoughtfulness in approving the constitution of the Harmonization Committee to consider and recommend a CONSENSUS CANDIDATE as well as to save cost for the teaming APC aspirants vying for the upcoming APC primaries for the Okigwe Senatorial bye election.
In the same vein, we want to congratulate our dear respected brother, the Chairman of the Committee, Chief Cosmas Iwu and his members.
No doubt, the appointment is a testament of your implicit integrity, courage and vision to the prosperity agenda of the administration.
The upcoming Okigwe Senatorial bye election has become a make or mar litmus test for APC in Imo State following the number of political heavy weights justling to assume that position left vacant by the death of late Sen. Ben. Uwajumogu.
Despite the fact that a good number of the Aspirants are eminently qualified, they will not all represent Okigwe Zone the same time in the Red Chambers of the National Assembly.
Without engaging you longer than necessary Sir, we most respectfully and humbly write to recommend an Amazon of Okigwe zone, Adanne Chidinma Uwajumogu as the consensus candidate for APC for the Okigwe Senatorial bye election for the following reasons;
1, Since 1999, Isiala Mbano LGA have completed 2 uninterrupted tenures in the Senate, same with Obowo LGA.
In the spirit of equitable rotation, it would be best to allow Ihitte-Uboma LGA to complete their 2 uninterrupted tenures with Adanne Chidinma Uwajumogu finishing the second tenure of late Distinguished Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu (2019-2023).
With the above political arrangement, other LGAs like Okigwe, Onuimo and Ehime would subsequently take their FULL 2 tenures.
2, Other than Adanne Chidinma Uwajumogu, almost all other aspirants were active members of other political parties before January, 2020 and they campaigned vigorously against our great party, APC.
It is expected that APC will reward party loyalists for their steadfastness rather than these fair weather brownian motion new entrants.
3, Being aware that the 3R government mantra of H.E Sen. Hope Uzodimma is poised to ensuring political inclusiveness of women, and since Adanne Chidimma Uwajumogu is the only woman in the race, its best we recommend her as the smartest way of averting the looming political squabbles among the aspirants.
4, In APC, there have been countless precedence where, based on sympathy and unity, a member of the family of the deceased is unanimously allowed to complete the tenure of the dead relative.
5, Currently, Ehime Mbano LGA have a Federal Minister and the SGI, Isiala Mbano LGA have Imo Assembly Speaker and Federal House Member same with Obowo LGA which equally have Federal House Member too.
For equity, its best to allow Ihitte-Uboma LGA complete the remaining two years in the 9th Senate (2021-2023).
Sir, we have no doubt that your star studded Committee will graciously consider these submissions and recommendation during your deliberations as we anticipate your usual patriotic consideration”,it concluded.
The said release was copied to Muhammadu Buhari,President, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Senator Hope Uzodimma,Executive Governor of Imo State;Gov Mai Mala Buni,APC National Caretaker Chairman and Chief Marcon Nlemigbo,Imo APC Caretaker Committee Chairman.