By Onyeananam Edmund
The entire council of village heads and indigenes of Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State on Tuesday gathered at central school, Ubomiri to endorse Zenith Labour party governorship candidate, Barrister Humphrey Anumudu, and Deputy, Rt Hon Okay Dike FSPN.
According to the people of the Area, the endorsement became important following the ZLP candidate’s decision to tour the area and identify with the people and their needs.
Addressing the people of the area, Barr Anumudu thanked the village heads for the gesture, while recalling that the people of Mbaitoli as well as other neglected areas motivated him to run for the seat and equally ensured his victory in previous primary elections.
Barr Anumudu said, “Mbaitoli is the 2nd largest local government in the country, yet they have the worst roads in the state, begging for attention. I can promise anyone, I will not let Imo State down, we will offer Imo exemplary leadership, what we will be talking about is development, development. Just recently Traders in Imo, Taxi Association of Imo State, Keke Association Endorsed my candidacy. ZLP is the last on the Ballot paper and easy to find. Together we will ensure Equity, Justice and development”.
In his speech, candidate for Mbaitoli- Ikeduru House of Representatives Seat, HON Austin Opara said, “Humphrey Anumudu is a household name, he has been helping the masses from the onset, he will do more if voted in. his rapour with the oppressed Ekeukwu market traders speaks volume. Anumudu is our own, a son of Mbaitoli, we must rise and prove detractors wrong”.
Also speaking, the Director friends of Anumudu, Comr. Christopher Ejiogu called on Mbaitoli sons and daughters to rally behind Barr Anumudu as Dr Chilaka Samuel and Chief Goddy Nwakanobi, a lecturer urged indigenes of the area not to sell their conscience, but in one accord, vote Anumudu.
The candidate for Deputy Governor, ZLP, Rt Hon Okay Dike said, “I refused to be deputy to anybody, until I met Anumudu, a man of character, no police or EFCC record. ZLP have never oppressed the masses. Anumudu will transform Imo State”.