Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, former Minister of Interior and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) standard bearer in the 2015 governorship election in Imo State, was full of encomiums for Nick Opara-Ndudu, describing him as a capable hand who has the capacity to drive the state to the path of glory.
Captain Iheanacho, presently member of Board of Trustees (BOT) of the party, who spoke at formal declaration by Opara-Ndudu to contest the Imo 2019 governorship election on the platform of the APGA, lauded the aspirant for putting together workable solutions to the development challenges facing the state.
He said the solutions packaged by Opara-Ndudu are strong enough to address the intractable issues currently assailing the state.
In a well attended ceremony in Owerri, on Friday, the Imo state capital, Opara-Ndudu unveiled his blueprint, which he said would guide him in his effort to arrest the ruin being witnessed in every sector of the state economy in addition to what has prepared him for the daunting challenges.
The former bank boss took the cheering and visibly excited audience, made up of party stalwarts and other stakeholders through his professional career in banking where he rose to the very top and his trajectory in the public sector where he also served Imo people in four different capacities, the high point being the attainment of the highest internally generated revenue that the state witnessed while the portfolio was under his watch.
The blueprint themed: Imo- Creating Pathways to Prosperity and Growth, covered education, agriculture, industrialization, health, land reform, tourism, housing among others.
He assured the audience that he is poised to heal Imo, a task he considers challenging but doable.
He also promised to build on the legacies of Chief Sam Mbakwe, late governor of old Imo State, by creating massive employment through the linkage between agriculture and industry.
In his goodwill message, an elated Captain Iheanacho commended Opara-Ndudu for the depth of his programmes and presentation, stressing that Imo needs a governor with a good combination of private and public sector experience to clean up the mess the current administration has created in the state, an attribute which, he said, Opara-Ndudu amply demonstrated in presentation.
He said he was proud of Opara-Ndudu and wished him well in his mission to secure the ticket to fly the party’s flag in the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state.
He advised his party men and woman present to share the lessons of the presentation with others, but to also listen to other aspirants and chose wisely at the primary.