Obi Okoli, the coordinator of the Obidient Movement in Europe, has urged their supporters in Imo to focus on their resolve to bring a change in the state in the November 11 governorship election.
Mr Okoli said in a statement on Thursday that Athan Achonu, the Labour Party candidate, “has developed a programme designed to end hunger, insecurity and unemployment, which is very prevalent in the state under the current leadership.”
According to Mr Okoli, Obidients in Imo have resolved to support Achonu and that no amount of deceit from any quarter will sway them to back any other individual.
He stated, “We hereby place a disclaimer to any individual or individuals claiming to be supporting any other candidate in Imo state elections under the deceit and claim to represent the Obidient Movement. We, the Obidient Movement, hereby state clearly that the only candidate Obidients support in Imo State for governorship 2023 is Senator Athan Achonu.
“We call on all Igbo, indeed, Imo citizens and our friends living in Imo state, to stand behind the Labour Party candidate, Senator Achonu, and help free Imo state from misery and pain.”
Mr Okoli urged residents to remain resolute and resolved to bring change to the people of Imo.
“We believe that a new Imo is possible, a state where peace and security shall be paramount. A better Imo is ‘Athanable’, and Sen. Athan Achonu will emerge victorious,” said the Obidient coordinator. “A state where the youths will be assured of their future and no fake political promises; a state where the resources of the state will be used purely for the development of the state and not for the personal use of a few.”
According to Mr Okoli, Mr Achonu promised Imo citizens ‘AIR’ (agriculture, industrialisation and reconstruction).
He, therefore, called on Imo residents and their friends living in the state to stand behind Achonu and help rescue Imo from misery and pain.