By Treasure Okwereome, Orlu
Promoters and supporters of Comrade Precious Nwadike as the next senator to represent the Imo West Senatorial District (Orlu zone) at the senate of the National Assembly Friday unveiled the identity of their campaign organization to be known as “Our Orlu Project”
The group also commissioned No. 11 Bank Road, Orlu as the Campaign Headquarters of the “Our Orlu Project” organization while also nominating Comrade Greg Nwadike to serve as the Director-General of the Campaign Organization.
Group of select strategic think-tank members who gathered at the Campaign Office Friday resolved that the project would be pursued with determination and with unity of purpose, among other major decisions resolved at the meeting which lasted close to four hours.
In the meantime, information available to gregnwadikeblog.com shows that the group has approved the appointment of Dr. Izuogu Augustine as the Spokesperson of the organization. Izuogu who hails from Ideato-South Local Government Area is a strategic leadership/ communication expert, a criminologist and a consultant with the Nigeria Police Force.
The Campaign Organization also hinted that first public declaration of Comrade Precious Nwadike would be taking place in a week’s time, but that would be for the members of the fourth estate of the realm.
A general declaration/presentation of the aspirant would be at a yet-to-be decided venue in Orlu LGA when his party and other strategies would be made public.
These are coming at the heels of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent signing into law the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Bill passed by the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and submitted to him July last year.
The new law is aimed at relaxing some of the stringent and discriminatory provisions of the constitution against the Nigerian youth in politics.
The bill was passed by the National Assembly last year to alter Sections 65, 106, 131, 177 of the constitution. It was to reduce the age qualification for president from 40 to 30; governor from 35 to 30; senator from 35 to 30; House of Representatives membership from 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly membership from 30 to 25.