The Labour Party (LP) in Imo has recently formed a campaign council consisting of 481 members. The purpose of this council is to plan and lead the LP’s campaign for the upcoming governorship election on November 11th.
During the inauguration ceremony in Owerri, Mr. Callistus Ihejiagwa, the state Chairman of LP, emphasized the importance of the council’s role in rescuing the state. He urged the members to take their responsibilities seriously and work tirelessly to support LP’s candidate, Sen. Athan Achonu, and Peter Obi throughout the local communities.
Mr. Ihejiagwa stated, “This is a call to duty, service, and selfless sacrifice for the good of Imo.”
Mr. Ihejiagwa further emphasized the need for the council to carry out their duties with pride, dignity, and selflessness. He reminded them that they have been chosen by God to liberate Imo from its current challenges.
He warned, “If we disappoint the people, they will not forgive us. Our children will not forgive us.”
Mr. Ihejiagwa acknowledged the prevailing insecurity in the state, which has led many people to hold traditional events outside Imo due to fear of possible attacks. He highlighted the LP’s commitment to addressing this issue and creating a safer environment for everyone.
Responding to criticisms about LP’s lack of big vehicles and structures, Mr. Ihejiagwa defended the party’s integrity. He argued that those with extravagant cars and structures are often the ones involved in corrupt practices. LP, on the other hand, aims to eradicate corruption and ensure that the state’s resources are used for the benefit of its people.
He stated, “They are the ones who have fed so fat on the common treasury of the state and Nigeria.”