Imo Retired Military Officers back Ihedioha’s Guber bid

…I will not disappoint our people, Ihedioha Assures

The retired military officers of Imo State origin have thrown their weight behind the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON.

The group, under the aegis of, Retired Army, Navy and Airforce Officers Association,(RANAO) Imo State Chapter, during a visit to Hon. Ihedioha in Owerri, Wednesday, said, they have identified Ihedioha as the man, best suited to lead Imo State at this time towards achieving the much desired liberated and rebuilding of the state.

Speaking at the parley, the Chairman of the association, Group Captain Charles U Orizu said, “We are here to personally convey our resolve to endorse your candidature for the governorship position of our dear state. What informed this position is not farfetched, we have observed and indeed appraised other governorship candidates of other political parties and noted with satisfaction, your outstanding credentials, integrity, experience, capacities and more importantly, your depth understanding of the challenges bedeviling our state.

“We are not in doubt about your leadership qualities which have distinguished you as a man of impeccable character such that since leaving office as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, there has not been any form of harassment by security agents on allegation of abuse of office or graft. We are certain that you will run an inclusive government that will see to the recovery of the lost glory of the state”.

The Secretary of the group in his address, frowned at the level of decay and misgovernance the state has gone through in recent years, adding, that the state, at this critical time, is in dire need of a deliberate leadership that will hastily put the state on the path of greatness again, noting that, “there is no going back on the endorsement of Rt. Hon. Ihedioha because it is in the best interest of the state.

In his reaction, the former Deputy Speaker, said, “I am indeed very humbled by this visit and the endorsement of my candidature for the governorship of our state. I have received endorsements from several groups, individuals and organizations but I must say, that I consider this endorsement very critical in every sense of it, especially by very senior citizens of our state from an institution I respect so much. I want to assure you that, I will not fail you and the people of Imo State who have demonstrated very strong desire to elect a government that will be responsible and accountable to them.

You will recall that Rt. Hon. Ihedioha has received endorsements from notable groups such as, Olu Owerri, Imo Mandate Movement, Imo Liberation Movement, Owerri Zone Leadership Forum, Okigwe Youth Mandate, Imo Good Governance Movement etc.

Other members of the RANAO at the visit are; Major General Rowland Ogbonna, Brigadier General Felix Alily, Col. Lambert Iheanacho, Col.
N. N. Njoku, Col. E. Emelike, Col. (Dr.)R. N. Oputa, Group Captain Canice Ohadumere.


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