A group, Salvage Imo Project 2023, has thrown its weight behind Sen. Samuel Anyanwu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for the Nov. 11, gubernatorial election in Imo.
The group made this known at its meeting attended by delegates from the 27 Local Government Areas of the state in Owerri, Imo capital.
A statement signed by the Anyanwu’s media consultant, Mike Iwuji, in Abuja on Monday said the group expressed confidence in the capacity of Anyanwu to turn the fortunes of the state around.
He quoted the president of the group, Mr Jude Okafor, as saying that it was supporting Anyanwu because of laudable antecedents and excellent achievements in the various political positions he had occupied.
“Anyanwu attracted projects to his zone and the state during his tenure as senator representing Owerri zone and empowered many youths in small scale businesses.
“Other candidates are good in their own rights but Sen. Anyanwu is better,” Iwuji quoted Okafor as saying.
Iwuji further quoted the Okafor as calling on well-meaning Imo people to support Anyanwu based on his records as former Ikeduru Local Government chairman, and representation of the area in the Imo House of Assembly.
“Sen. Anyanwu (popularly known as Samdaddy), also effectively represented Owerri Zone (Imo East) in the Senate where he was chairman of chaired notable committees.
“All these portray the PDP candidate as a grassroots politician who will consequently use his humane approach and people-oriented policies to address the numerous challenges bedevilling Imo State.
“These challenges include insecurity, lack of social welfare for Imo residents, rising inflation, poor rural infrastructural development and lack of human capital development,” he said.
He quoted Mr Franklin Eze, who spoke on behalf of the LGA coordinators as saying that serious mobilisation efforts had commenced, especially at the grassroots, to garner massive votes for Anyanwu.
A representative of Imo Business Community, Chief Felix Nwabueze, Iwuji said, urged Imo people to vote for Anyanwu because he has the interest of the state at heart.
According to him, Anyanwu emerging as the governor will be a good thing that will happen to the state.
He urged his supporters not to be violent but always play according to the rules of the game before, during and after the election.
Source: News Agency of Nigeria