The presidential candidate of the Labour Party for the February 25 presidential election, Peter Obi, has expressed optimism that his party would win the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.
While speaking in Owerri, the state capital, on Tuesday at the flag-off of the campaigns for the party in the state.
Obi noted that the people of Abia state where his party controls enjoys good performance from their government in just few days in office. He went further to say that the people of Abia State now have hope and are witnessing good governance because a “first-class brain” who knows what he is doing is now the governor of the state.
Obi said, “Abure is the national chairman of our party. We don’t have another chairman. LP will win Imo State. Athan Achonu is the only candidate of the party, and he is the best in Imo State. I am happy nobody has changed the process. I believe in the process
“We want Nigeria to have leaders who will do what they preach. We know what it takes to change Nigeria. That is why we are here. We know what it takes to change Imo State. In Abia today, there is hope; that is what is called governance. This is because a first-class brain who knows what he is doing is the governor there.
“I believe in the process. Achonu emerged through the right process. Vote for LP, and things will start happening.”
The governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, also present at the event said that he was the chairman of the panel that conducted the primary election that produced Achonu as the governorship candidate of the LP in the state.
“Distinguished Senator Athan Achonu is the only governorship candidate of the party. I was the chairman of the panel that conducted the primary election, which produced him as the winner of the election. I am here to bear testimony that he is our candidate for the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.’’
“We have not even started in Abia, but the noise is everywhere. We are less than 100 days in office in Abia. The Labour Party is known for its governance. Vote for the Labour Party,” Otti said.
The national chairman of the party, Abure, said that he was confident that the LP would form the next government in the state.
Abure said that the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress had failed Nigerians and the people of the state in particular.
He also said that he would make history by becoming the first physically challenged person to emerge as governor.