Ikemba Okigwe the people’s Chairman who spoke during the Imo PDP women conference held at PDP secretariat #98 Okigwe road Owerri Imo State, on Friday 28th Sept, 2017. Said the women block is the most vital and reliable community in electioneering campaigns and politicking at large, in his word “I am so passionate about women and their activities because they are the only crop of people when they are with you, you are rest assured”. He harped on them to continue in their mobilizations, sensitisations and awareness programmes across the state, that they are one of the strong resort for the Party come 2019 elections to destabilize all fraudulent plans of APC govt in rigging the elections. He promised his unalloyed support to all of their proposed strategies for attracting goodwill to our great party PDP.
He eulogised Chief Samuel Egbukwu aka Damaco who was one of the award recipient from the conference of been supportive to the party even when he has countlessly said he has no political interest. I have not seen the manner of man like this before in a political environment Ikemba said.
Damaco in his response reiterated he has no political interest, that he became interested in politics when he saw the manner of chairman, Imo has in Ikemba Okigwe whom he described to be straight forward, honest and dogged unlike what was seen in the time past, he did say that his interest was also fuelled by the need to help his immediate constituent Okigwe zone in the polity of Imo.
The state Chairman Barr. B C C Ezekwem (Ikemba Okigwe) also thanked the mother of present day Imo PDP politics Dr kema Chikwe, who also bagged an award from Imo PDP women, for been supportive as well to the party and for her motherly care during and after the crises that bedeviled the party in the time past. He expressed the satisfaction of the state Exco to her person and to her contributions to all levels of the party, he said as a BOT member she has continually made Imo proud.
Dr Kema in her response thanked God for the kind of Chairman, Imo have in Ikemba Okigwe and prayed that
God will replicate same in the up coming national convention, of a Chairman who is honest, dogged and rugged and preoccupied with the task of reclaiming power to PDP fold like Ikemba. She turned and admonished the women delegates saying gone are the days when women are nobody in politics, that she is so happy that the women has made a statement today through the leadership of Maria Mbakwe as the woman leader.
Chief Mrs Maria Mbakwe who took over the stage, thanked all and sundry for been part of the epoch making event, promised that she will not Leave any stone untouched in her quest of mobilizing and sensitizing the women folks on the need for complete participation in the present day politics, in order to ravage our dear society from decadence. She said there is urgent need for mass movement to oust APC Owelle govt from Douglas house come 2019 and the women wing shall lead this necessitated movement.