2019: Dike, others advocate paradigm shift …As NAISS, Orluzurumee Students endorse Nwadike For Orlu Senate

The fund raising luncheon organized by friends and the Orlu Project team for Comrade Precious Nwadike, the United Progressive Party (UPP) senatorial candidate for Orlu Zone, at Rockview Hotel Owerri, last Saturday, was indeed a success, as several prominent individuals and groups endorsed his candidature, in addition to making cash donations to enable him actualize his ambition.
Chairman of the occasion, Chief (Sir) Ejike Uche (Dimkpasa) who is also Deputy National Chairman of UPP, described Comrade Nwadike as a courageous, visionary and proactive young man who is determined to contribute to the growth and development of the society.
He said his support for him is not partisan but based on his credibility and track record. Dimkpasa advised the youths to take their destiny in their hands and aspire to positions of leadership, stressing that it will not be business as usual in 2019, because the grain will be separated from the chaff, and votes cast for credible individuals and not political parties.
Chairman of Orlu Elders Council, Prof. F.C. Dike (SAN) expressed his displeasure at the level of decay in the society. He recalled the good old days when youths had job and other opportunities for all round growth and development. He regretted that the reverse is the case today, hence the increasing involvement of youths in crimes and other vices, arising from idleness and lack of enabling environment to function and actualize their dreams.
He recalled that if wealth was the parameter, for victory, former President of America, Barrack Obama would not have won the election, and therefore urged Comrade Nwadike not to be intimidated by the financial muscle of his opponents.
He called for paradigm shift and challenged the youths to wake up from their slumber because “if you don’t say I am, nobody will say you are”. He commended Comrade Nwadike’s noble ambition and enjoined all to support him, “because he has what it takes and will certainly offer effective and quality representation, that will transform Orlu Zone”.
Prof. Protus Uzorma in his remark, regretted that the youths have failed themselves by not making good use of their abilities and potentials. According to him, “instead of our well educated, and more mentally equipped youths to take advantage of their endowments and aspire to leadership positions, they mortgage their vision and take all kinds of risks to ensure the emergence of less educated, visionless, purposeless and greedy old politicians as leaders with the hope of being made Personal Assistants (PAs) (SAs) etc. “These recycled politicians who lack conscience whose only interest is to loot our common wealth, turn around to unleash mayhem on the people”. He called for a change of attitude.
Hon. Ugochukwu Nzekwe, a former two term legislator for Nkwerre state constituency, said he graced the occasion despite his tight schedule because of his love for and belief in Comrade Nwadike as the best option for Orlu senate in 2019.
He described Nwadike as a respectful, reliable and fearless person who has the capacity to take Orlu to the next level of socio-economic, and infrastructural development. He pledged his total support and commitment to the realization of his dream to uplift Orlu Zone.
The Co-Chief launcher, Hon. Steve Anugwom who is the state Organizing Secretary of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) described Comrade Nwadike as a friend, and political mentor who he is immensely indebted to. He said that the 2019 election will not be about political parties but about personalities and what they are known for.
He made a huge cash donation and also promised to do everything he can to ensure that Nwadike becomes the next senator for Orlu Zone.
In their separate speeches, President, National Association of Imo State Students (NAISS) Comrade Tochi Chibueze and Comrade Frank who spoke on behalf of Students, eulogized the virtues of Comrade Nwadike, who they described as a quintessential leader, role model and dogged fighter. “We have implicit confidence in him and have resolved to key into his vision and mission to salvage Orlu Zone and fast track integrated and comprehensive development. His aspiration is our collective project. Aside this cash donation, we will mobilize support to ensure his emergence as the next Senator for Orlu Zone”.
Comrade Nwadike in his speech, thanked all for finding time to come. “I am moved and overwhelmed by what I have seen and heard here today. For students and youths to make cash donations in support of my ambition shows that I have tremendous support”.
He said that state of affairs in Imo, especially Orlu Zone makes his heart bleed, and regretted that most of the problems and challenges he encountered as a university student several years ago, that should have eased by now, are still prevalent. “Students are still subjected to the painful plight we experienced in our time”.
He also noted that winning election is not all about money but the acceptance, support and goodwill of the people, and promised not to relent in his quest for good and people-oriented governance that will impact positively on the citizens.
The senatorial hopeful expressed gratitude to all who have supported his aspiration in one or the other and promised not to disappoint or let them down, because he is motivated by the pain, suffering and plight of the electorate, and is poised to make a difference.
He also thanked the fund raising Organizing Committee led by Comrade Steve Uzoechi, South East bureau Chief of New Telegraph Newspaper, who is also Chairman Correspondent’s Chapel of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Imo State Council and Prince Chidi Obi of the Obi royal dynasty of Ezedibia Emekuku as chairman and secretary respectively, and our Orlu Project team led by Engr Ibezim for doing a good job.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion, include, Barr. Hycenth Mbachu,Fomer Transitional Chairman of Orlu LGA; Barr. Wisdom Durueke,National President of Civil Liberty Organization; Hon. Tony Nwulu, ably represented by the Director General of Mezie Imo Kelechi Chukwu Chukwu,Hon Ugochukwu Okoro, UPP Candidate for Orlu State Assembly;Hon Emeka Ahanaku,Accord party candidate for Mbaitolu State Assembly;Hon Noble Edoziem,MAJA candidate for Mbaike Federal House of Representatives; Hon Chigozie Ajogu,UPP candidate for Nkwere State Assembly, among others.

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