The United Progressive Party (UPP), Imo State chapter, has adopted Dr, Nnaemeka Obiaraeri as the running mate to Hon. Tony Nwulu in the forth-coming gubernatorial election in Imo state in 2019.
The party’s flag bearer, Hon. Tony Nwulu, made this known while addressing pressmen and party stakeholders at the party’s secretariat in Owerri, today.
Speaking during the occasion, Nwulu who hails from Ezinihitte in Mbaise and is presently representing Oshodi / Isolo Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives said he chose Dr, Obiaraeri based on his antecedents and integrity. He said his mandate is divine, adding that those candidates who emerged from the three major political parties in Imo are individuals who contributed to the sufferings being experienced by the people of Imo state today.
Responding, Dr. Nnaemeka Obiaraeri said Tony Nwulu is a man that has the vision to put Imo state on the path of progress. He said Imo state is owing over 200 billion naira, adding that during the first one year of their administration, they will build 84 factories in the state. According to him, Tony Nwulu’s government will be anchored on transparency, meritocracy and job crea