High Chief Chika Nwokedi, an Igbo top leader based in Lagos, has declared intentions to contest the governorship seat of Imo State come 2019 general elections.
The Igbo leader made his interests clear while promising to liberate Imolites from bondage and poverty and create jobs that would empower the people.
The Ideato born made the declaration from his office in Ikotun Lagos in the presence of a large crowd of supporters who gathered to give support to his ambition. He holds the title of Okpoko of Obodoukwu among others.
He explained that his decision to contest the Imo governorship position was divine. He noted that if voted into power his administration would focus on building industries that would create jobs for the teeming youths of the state while fixing infrastructures across which according to him had become dilapidated.
Nwokedi stressed that it was time the youths take over the mantle of leadership in the country. The business mogul has made it clear that he is not being sponsored by a god-father, stressing that he was only interested in issues-based campaign rather than personality attack.
He said, “I cannot sit and watch my people suffering daily because of bad governance without any remedy, and that was why when I had the divine call from God I obeyed. It is time the youths take over power, what is happening is that our leaders are betraying the trust of the people and you can see the bad roads, schools everywhere as a sign,” Nwokedi said.
It is worthy of note here that he is yet to declare the political platform on which he will be running.