Having received the certificate of return for the okigwe south federal seat this 13th May 2019, to conclude the long drawn out political contest that commenced effectively with the APC congress contests in the 1st quarter of 2018. All thanks, honour and glory to our great God, almighty, who has led us all through it to now, and will lead us even further in the national quest to position our people properly. I thank all our unwavering supporters within and outside the constituency, who have invested their talents,treasures and time towards this project. Party faithfuls and officials across the constituency, state and Nation. I thank all contestants and political gladiators of varying degrees who participated in the exercise. I commend mostly the incumbent member Hon. Chike Okafor, for the work he has done in the 8th Assembly, and his intense participation in the electoral process.
The notion of representation encompasses those who voted for or against me, as well as those who did not vote at all. This would be the 3rd time that this constituency has given me the go ahead to represent them. While the first was still birthed by the death of Gen. Abacha, the second was effective and purposeful, this third would hopefully go higher.
I therefore would require all the support, ideas, help and participation of every one to further the aspirations of our people and country. I have invited Bar. Greg Ihejirika to chair an inuguration committee with Mr. Okey Omeche, Okey Williams Igwe, Jim Isilebo, Osy Ogueri, Obinwanne Onwuchuruba et al as sub chairs, whose membership is to include all those in the committees set up by Hon. Okafor,(who are from the constituency, and are willing to serve in the process). It is my expectation that this gesture is just a basic step to healing and reconnecting our supporters. I invite everyone to commit us to God in prayers for guidance as we go forth to make the most of this mandate.
God bless Okigwe South!, God bless Imo State!! God bless Nigeria!!!
Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.