The leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ihitte/Uboma Local Government Area of Imo State has passed a vote of confidence on the state governor, Chief Hope Uzodima and the legislator representing the area in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Onyemaechi Njoku.
The decision to pass a vote of confidence was sequel to a stakeholders meeting which took place in the area recently.
Maritime Bits gathered that the stakeholders said the vote of confidence became necessary to encourage Uzodima to what they described as their “unparalleled leadership qualities” in the area of human capital development basically on empowerment and recognition of youths involvement in the present administration, development of infrastructures and provision of internal security network across the state.
On Njoku, the leadership of the party in the area stated the vote of thanks was hinged on the lawmaker’s effective representation in the state House of Assembly.
A former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Imo State, Engr. Mark Uchendu had during an opening remark at the stakeholders meeting cautioned members of APC against continued division and infighting within the party.
According to Uchendu, the meeting was convened to decipher ways to harmonize the party structure and zoning formula in such manner ten wards in the Local Government Area would have their people evenly represented in the executive offices available in the party leadership.
The former SSG enjoined APC faithful to ensure they encourage people at the grassroots to support the drive of Governor Uzodinma government to bring development and good governance across communities in the state.
He said Ihitte/Uboma people will achieve their aim from present administration if political appointees in the locality shun working in isolation and most importantly align with Njoku who according to him, the constituents have elected to represent them in the state House of Assembly.
Uchendu announced the recent suspension of Njoku along five other legislators but charged all and sundry to remain calm as some APC leaders from Ihitte/Uboma have accosted the Speaker of the House Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem to know the reason the Assembly leadership suspended the legislator.
He argued that the suspension was part of legislative intrigues which will surely be settled soon.
While drumming support for the vote of confidence, High Chief Clement Anyanwu said: “We the Ihitte/Uboma APC stakeholders have discussed on the alleged suspension of our lawmaker and have resolved that our meeting will be incomplete if we do not empower him to represent us in the state House of Assembly.
“He has briefed the constituents about what transpired on the floor of the house on Thursday 8th of July, 2021 and we are satisfied with his own version of the story, hence we resolved to pass vote of confidence on him. We hereby state that the good people of Ihitte/Uboma via its leadership met today being 9th of July, 2021 and overwhelmingly pass vote of confidence on Hon. Michael Onyemaechi Njoku and we by this vote of confidence sound a note of advice to whoever is concerned to immediately allow Hon. Michael Onyemaechi Njoku to resume his legislative duties without further delay”.
Continuing, the APC chieftain said: “We the constituents also wish to state categorically that we are happy with the transparent and quality representation we are enjoying from Hon. Michael Onyemaechi Njoku at the floor of the house and we shall continue to give him total support to speak for us with a strong voice.
The second leg of our vote of thanks is on the governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma. We are happy with his administration. The last time we paid courtesy visit to him in Government House we were well received and we have seen that he has a lot of goodies for Imo State and Ihitte/Uboma in particular”.
According to him, we have resolved to give him total support to continue the good works he started. Indeed, the people of Ihitte/Uboma appreciate him. We love him and we use this opportunity to plead with him to work with our representative Hon. Michael Onyemaechi Njoku for the good of Ihitte/Uboma people.