Pundits favourite to win the Imo State 2019 governorship election, Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the burning desire to develop Imo rapidly is his only motivation for running for governor.
Mr. Ihedioha said this at a rally in Nkwerre Local Government on Tuesday, in continuation of PDP’s statewide Campaigns, decring the State of unemployment among the youths of Imo State which according to him is an evidence of bad governance.
The former deputy speaker of the House of Reps promised that Imo under his watch will pay close attention to youth development, quality skill acquisition and women empowerment, noting that if the youths are properly engaged, the rate of crime in the society will drastically reduce.
He said, “When we assume office, we shall ensure that opportunities are created for our youths to flourish. The level of unemployment today is on the high side. Our youths interested in skills do not also have the enabling environment to grow. Our focus will be on tackling these challenges because when you have majority of the youths properly engaged, the level of crime and other social vices will reduce.”
Speaking earlier, the former Governor of Imo State, Chief Achike Udenwa, thanked the people of Nkwerre for their love for the PDP.
He assured them that Ihedioha has what it takes both mentally and otherwise to revive Imo from where it is today to the Imo of our desire.
The former governor also canvassed support for all candidates of the PDP in the State and the Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Dr Alex Obi, Chief Ebere Udeagu, the deputy Governorship candidate, Rt. Hon. Gerald Irona, Chief Chibuike Achigbu, Rt. Hon. Chuma Nnaji, Lady May Ugwu, Engr. Ben Ekwueme, Chief Chris Okewulonu, members of the State Working Committee, the Host Hon. Jones Onyerieri, Prince Eze Ugochukwu, Hon. Kingsley Echendu and Casmir Ojukwu, were among the state party leaders who attended the rally.