A prominent member of Owerri Leaders of Thought, comprising seasoned professionals, academics, technocrats and business moguls from Owerri zone, Barr Chibuzo Dan Iwuorie has explained why the group decided to throw its weight behind the senatorial candidate of All Progressive Congress APC, Prince Alex Mbata, ahead of the 2023 election.

Barr Iwuorie who gave the explanation in an interview with newsmen in Owerri yesterday, stated that Owerri zone had in the past sent professional politicians who are only concerned about their personal interests to the senate hence, the zone has nothing to show for what he referred to as wasted years of ineffective representation.

‘’But this time around, we have decided that it will no longer be business as usual. That is why we, after extensive deliberation, decided to send a seasoned and reputable philanthropist who had been investing his personal resources on human capital, socio-economic and infrastructural development of Owerri zone and beyond. 

“Our thinking, which, to a great extent is incontrovertible, is that, this man who has over time, been awarding scholarships, building and donating classroom blocks to schools in different communities, constructing link roads, among other philanthropic gesture, would, if elected use the position to further fast track the comprehensive development of Owerri zone for the over all good of the people’’.

He described Prince Alex Mbata, Chief Executive Officer of ABM Global, a manufacturing giant as a successful business man whose private sector experience will assist investments and businesses in the zone to thrive through the provision of enabling, environment.

He called on the people of Owerri zone ‘’to shun and jettison all kinds of negative sentiments, and selfish political interests that will make us miss this rare opportunity of sending our best candidate to represent Owerri zone at the senate in 2023″.

Barr Iwuorie, also stated that members of the group, other well meaning indigenes and residents of Owerri zone are already mobilizing support for Prince Alex Mbata with a view to ensuring that he emerges victorious, God willing.