The immediate past secretary to the government of Imo State and a front line governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) George Eche, has restated that he is not going back on his governorship aspiration, saying that he has the capacity and experience to put the state on the path of progress and sustainable development. This is as he stressed that what is needed is for the party to provide a level playing ground for all the gubernatorial aspirants in the party. The former SSG stated this while addressing his supporters yesterday at the party secretariat in Owerri, the capital of Imo State. Eche highlighted that his aspiration to govern the state is a divine mandate and stressed that he is poised to give credible leadership if given the mandate to serve.
“I am not only a son of the soil, I am contesting not because it is the turn of Owerri zone but because I have the education, the experience and the capacity to make Imo great again and the people of Imo State know my pedigree.”
The former SSG commended the governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha for appointing him in that capacity and as the accountant general. He explained that he would not malign the governor in any way but noted that what is at stake ahead of the 2019 governorship election in the state is equity, justice and fair play.
“I am grateful to Governor Okorocha because he is a good man and I will never insult him for whatever reason. I am also grateful to him for appointing me as the accountant general and later as the secretary to the government of the state. But what we are talking about is the issue of equity, justice and fair play, in 2019 and I am not in the race to criticise anybody.”
He however said that, while some trust in godfathers and money to make way for them, he rather depends on the power of the Almighty who is the ultimate power giver.
Sir Eche urged his supporters to ensure that they get their PVCs so they can vote, noting that if they do not have their PVCs, their support would be meaningless and of no effect.