‘’The forthcoming Labour Party Governorship primary election in Imo State will be conducted in line with the ‘’no shi shi’’ mantra for which Labour Party is known. We have therefore advised the candidates not to waste their money to seek the votes of the delegates who have, prior to this time been sensitized on the need to avoid the idea of voting for the highest bidder, as witnessed in other political parties.

“The stage is set for the conduct of primaries in the 27 Local Government Areas of the State. The guidelines have been spelt out. We will operate strictly according to the stipulated guidelines nothing more and nothing less’’

‘’We have continuously harped on the need for the primaries to be based on merit. We need a person with character, integrity and the capacity to address the myriad of challenges confronting the state, a people-oriented person who has well articulated blue print of action and has the wherewithal to implement it irrespective of the circumstances that he will encounter. And God willing, this noble objective will be achieved in the overall interest of Imo people who have for so long desired a paradigm shift as opposed to the business as usual syndrome that places money above other noble virtues and qualities’’.

The Secretary, Management Committee of Labour Party in Imo State, Amb Nneka Onwudiwe stated this in a chat with this reporter about how prepared her Committee is for the April, 15 Labour Party governorship primary election in Imo State.

Amb Onwudiwe, who was Special Adviser to former Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, on United Nations Agencies for 8 years (2014-2022) further stated that, ‘’delegates who have hinged their hopes of buying cars and building houses on their participation in the forthcoming primary election should forget the idea because they would be utterly disappointed, stressing that LP has come to change the narrative by ensuring that candidates for elective positions emerge through free, fair, credible and transparent processes devoid of manipulations, irregularities and financial inducement that have been the bane of good governance in the country”.