By Ogu Bundu Nwadike, M.A
The socio-cultural ensemble in Owerri Zone that has the aim and objective of galvanizing the Owerri Governorship agenda, Olu Owerri, is set to officially endorse His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, CON, KSC as the consensus governorship candidate for Owerri Zone.
The formal ceremony for the monumental investiture by Olu Owerri has been slated to hold on Sunday, January 27 at Ugwu Ekwema along Egbu Road in Owerri North LGA beginning from 2:30pm.
The statement on the invitation to the event read thus:
“Special Invitation To The Endorsement of Rt. Hon. Ihedioha By Olu Owerri.
“This is to invite you to witness the grand endorsement of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha on Sunday 27/01/19, 2:30pm at Ugwu Ekwema, Egbu Road, by Olu Owerri, a socio-cultural union of Owerri Zone, leading the Owerri Governorship Project.”
The invitation was signed by Chief Martin Opara, the President General.
Instructively, this endorsement is very significant as it reinforces all other equally significant endorsement that Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has been receiving in the recent times.
Only recently, the socio-cultural organization of Mbaise, “Ezuruezu Mbaise” endorsed Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the consensus candidate for Mbaise nation.
Prior to that, precisely on December 11, 2017, Owerri geo-political zone declared Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the consensus candidate for the zone. That endorsement became known as “Egbu Declaration” because it was made in Egbu area of Owerri North LGA.
The first anniversary of the “Egbu Declaration” was celebrated Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at All Saints Anglican Church Cathedral, Egbu.
It may be recalled that Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha’s has receiving endorsement from various groups both locally in Nigeria and internationally in Europe and America.
The significance and implications of these endorsements for the candidate.
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