By Agi Onda
President, African Legacy International, Mr. Innocent Ogu, has said Cynthia Uwaganandu Opurum, a native of Ishi Ogwa Autonomous Community in Mbaitolu local government area of Imo state, is capable of becoming the governor of the state in 2019, if given the mandate.
Speaking to newsmen at a press conference yesterday in Abuja, Ogu noted that it would not be out of place if a woman is given the opportunity to lead the state, having considered their ability to coordinate and maintain peace both in the house and in the society.
According to him, “The fact that one of the strong unions among others, the Imo State Women Progressive Union, has endorsed her as the gubernatorial candidate to be voted for to lead the people of the state in 2019 is a clear indication that she can bear that flag confidently.”
Ogu revealed that Opurum will perform excellently in the areas of agriculture and food security section, adding that she has proposed to champion agriculture and entrepreneurial driven economy in if she is given the mandate.
“She will also encourage people to invest heavily in agriculture in a large scale, because any administration that supports people to go into agriculture really means good for the people.
An excerpt from her manifesto said: “I am driven, devoted, selfless and I am not afraid of any challenges. Imo state is not for sale and a sane person does not need to brag with their personal resources as a reason why they can gain the vote of the people. Integrity is an asset to leadership and Imo state need someone that share in their pain to serve them and not someone that can threaten them with personal resources.”
He urged the good people of Imo in and in the Diaspora to rally round her, and give her the necessary support for her to lead the state in 2019 election, adding that, it is remarkable opportunity to have such a woman Governor with extraordinary leadership ability.