flags off revalidation, registration exercise in Ohaji Egbema
By Stanley Okehie
A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Managing Director of Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, ISOPADEC, Chief Charles Orie has said that his party, APC will be in power for a very long time.
Orie also claimed that APC is the largest party in Africa and urged members to revalidate their membership.
While advising those who have turned 18 years to register for the party, Orie called on opposition party members to join APC.
The ISOPADEC MD spoke at his country home in Umuokuzu – Umuokanne, Ohaji Egbema Council Area after revalidating his membership of the party at his Ekwuato Ward in Umuokuzu.
Orie, who disclosed that Ekwuato Ward has 14 booths and all of them had received registration materials, challenged each booth to register up to 800 voters and pledged the sum of N300,000 for the booth with the highest number of registered voters.
As the MD of ISOPADEC, Orie said he had commissioned 13 projects within one year in office and disclosed of plans to embark on massive rehabilitation of schools and maternity hospitals in all the oil-bearing communities in the State.
He underscored Governor Hope Uzodimma’s achievements in one year while informing that the governor is eager to ensure that work commences on all abandoned projects by the NDDC.
Orie thanked the Governor for approving a-20 bedroom general hospital for the people of Ohaji Egbema LGA to be cited in Umuokanne and two others in Oru East and Oguta LGAs.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Artisans and Technicians, Johndonald Ikegwuruka said the ongoing APC revalidation exercise is a measure of the strength of the party and urged new and old members to take advantage of the exercise and get registered.
Ikegwuruka implored artisans in the State to register in their various booths because, according to him, their registration will help him to discuss their issues with the government.
Chairman of APC, Ekwuato Ward, Maurice Ihenacho expressed happiness with the level of response by party faithful and commended Chief Charles Orie for his numerous supports towards the plight of the people of the area.