The Chairman of Imo State Elders Council Dr. Sir EJK Onyebuchi, who has been undergoing treatment at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri, since November, 2020, has spoken from his sick bed in commendation of the laudable achievements of the Imo State Governor Senator Hope Uzodimma.
Addressing the press at FMC, Owerri, over the weekend, Dr. Onyebuchi said: “I’ve been in FMC since November, up till date and I want to use this opportunity to thank All Mighty God for what he has done for me. Why? Because I have been telling Him that I will not die till I see an Igbo man become the President of this country and that is why you are seeing me today.
“What I went through is not a small thing. I want to thank the Governor of this State Most Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma for taking care of me. The treatment and operation was not easy. I want to use this opportunity to thank His Excellency for doing everything to see that I am alive.”
Commending the developmental efforts of the Governor, EJK Onyebuchi had this to say: “I am not surprised by the good quality job His Excellency is doing. The Almighty God directed the Elders to approach him and he answered us. So, that is why every Imolite has to support him. He is a symbol of purity. Without making noise he has been doing a lot. As far as I am concerned, he is going to do more. God directed us to go and call him out to be the Governor. The same God will direct him to do more.”
Regarding the ongoing nationwide registration and revalidation of membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), EJK said: “I want to use this opportunity to call on all Imolites, irrespective of where you belong, to come out and register and revalidate your membership of APC. APC is a party that belongs to genuine important Nigerians who are determined to rebuild Nigeria, to become a sound nation. That’s why, as the Chairman of Imo State Elders Council, I am calling on all our people to come out to register and revalidate there membership of APC.
“As an Elder, I have seen a lot in life. I know that APC will lead Imo State, Ndigbo and Nigeria to a Paradise. That is why I am calling every person to come out and give that total backing once more to His Excellency Senator Hope Uzodimma, to see that we have high number of registered APC members in Imo State. That is why I say that people should come out and support His Excellency.”
Regarding the leadership role Governor Uzodimma is said to be playing in the Southeast, Dr. Sir. EJK Onyebuchi said: “He brought out Professor George Obiozor and facilitated Obiozor’s emergence as the President General (PG) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Obiozor is a sound man. Nigeria has come to stay. No group can ever divide Nigeria. You will find out that those people that are causing problem in Nigeria are not contributing anything to the well being of the nation. That is why I have said that God has sent Hope Uzodimma.
“Politically and otherwise, we should back Governor Uzodimma and give him our total support now that he is working to see to that the Igbo bond favourably with other parts of the country. I have been Chairman of different political parties in the past, which include NPN, NRC, NCP, APP, etc and that is why when I am talking, I am talking with much experience. Governor Uzodimma’s conscience is clear; his speech blameless; his life well ordered and above all, he is a symbol of purity.”