WE CANNOT BECAUSE OF THE HEAT RUN FROM THE KITCHEN.
It has become necessary to do a recap of the events of the last one week which saw Abia Infrastructure Mandate support the endorsement by “Abia North Consensus Project 2023” that announced Bishop Dr Sunday Ndukwo Onuoha of the African Democratic Congress as their preferred choice.
The position of AIM was and still remain an observer status to ensure transparency and integrity of the entire exercise in line with our objectives of enthronement of good governance that can deliver digital Infrastructure to Abians.
BISHOP Onuoha apart from his other stellar qualities identified by the adoption report, was a scholar of “infrastructure” in the prestigious Havard University, USA. Our identifying with him as an infrastructural expert is in line with our altruistic passion to support the one who understands the task of delivering infrastructural development from a scholastic point of view. There’s no pecuniary consideration whatsoever.
AIM as an infrastructure rostrum simply went for the best for Abia North, where as many as 10 candidates were jostling for one chance. We have simply said that others should support the best so that Abia North can go to the charter of equity with their best hands.
AIM is also working with other Abia Central groups to choose and endorse the best from that zone as their Consensus candidate. By so doing, we’ll be helping the Abia electorate to zero into the most acceptable candidate among the fray.
Abia Central has Professor Eleazer Ikonne, High Chief Ikechi Emenike, Dr. Alex Otti, Engr Enyinnaya Nwafor et al. We’re also going to engage everyone of them interactively for the sake of identifying among them who’s best to deliver infrastructure to our people. Again we’re not looking at party but the individual’s capacity to take Abia to the next level.
Our search will only be limited in the two zones which incidentally hosts the leading candidates. This exercise will only help Abians to know where to direct their supports or votes. The founding objectives of Abia Infrastructure Mandate will also be well served by the time our activities help the Abia electorate into making the right choice in February, 2023.
Those who now are blackmailing our good intentions for their selfish reasons are wasting their time because our methodology remain altruistic, research based, knowledge based, digital based, and unassailable.
Abia Infrastructure Mandate is merely standing up to be counted among Abians searching for answers to why the rain is still beating us while other comity of states are getting it right. Those calling us names for volunteering to enter the trenches with the people will soon come back to celebrate us.
We shall commence our visitation of candidates in the coming week in line with our mission statement to pursue a non partisan cause in a multiparty assembly. There lies our dilemma. But let’s keep faith alive.
Odo Ijere, Convener.