The Coordinator of Greater Imo Assembly (GIA), Honourable Dave Anorue has disclosed that the task to truly rescue Imo from the clutches of bondage and political enslavement is a task that must be pursued by all true Imolites living in and outside the state.
Anorue who made the disclosure Thursday in Owerri during a lunch with select members of his group worried that the state had never had it better with politicians since the return of democracy in 1999, adding that the time is here that all hands must come on deck to enthrone good leadership in the state.
According to him, both politicians and businessmen who had emerged Imo governors had always ended up huge disasters, proposing that time has come for Ndimo to try out technocrats without political leanings whatsoever.
“Politicians have failed us. Businessmen have also failed us. Imo has, instead of moving forward from the days of De Sam Mbakwe gone far behind both in infrastructural and political developments. We can no longer continue to watch from the sidelines. It’s now high time that we all partook in enthroning good leaders who will come and move the state forward. It is now time to try technocrats so that they can bring in their wealth of administrative experiences to move forward”, he explained.
He hinted that his group is currently consulting and searching for that person that will be used as a willing tool to rescue Imo. “We are not yet sure where or which party that person is, but believe you me, what we need at this stage in Imo is not a political party. What we need is a man or woman of integrity that will not betray us.
“Imo is so rich with men and women of great administrative ingenuities. We shouldn’t be where we are today. We would have long passed this stage, but the fact remains that most of these men and women left the stage for people of no means character. Today, our present has been destroyed and our future no longer guaranteed.
“That is why we are regrouping to take back and rescue our state. We must no longer sit on the fence and on the sideline. We are going all out to search for that man and trust me this will be made clearer within weeks. Imo will be made great again”, he assured.
Equally speaking at the gathering, High Chief Paddy Duruh who doubles as Trustee member of GIA and Diaspora Commander of the group said the group currently operates non-aligned to any political party, stressing that producing and supporting a good and credible guber aspirant come 2019 is their goal.
The Greater Imo Assemble (GIA) is a socio-political gathering of Imo state political, business and professional elites currently mobilizing and searching for credible candidate to promote as flagbearer for the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state. It is building structures in all wards and Local Government Areas of the state and seeks men and women of like-minds as members for the good of the state.
Among notable personalities of Imo extraction present at the meeting are Mrs. Cheryl Amonu; the National Secretary of the National Council for Women Societies; Hon. Barr. Kingsley Ononuju; former member Imo State House of Assembly and a host of other dignitaries.