BREAKING: 2023: Ohafia Leaders Adopt Ibe Okwara Osonwa As Consensus Candidate For Arochukwu/Ohafia
Some prominent Ohafia leaders have endorsed Labour Party’s candidate, Ibe Okwara Osonwa, for the Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat in 2023.
The leaders also promised to mobilise and support the campaign of the candidate ahead of the 2023 election.
The leaders made the declaration on Saturday evening at its inaugural meeting which drew participation from leading professionals, business people and politicians from the clan.
Chief Awa Kalu (SAN), a legal luminary, in his address, said the decision to endorse Ibe Okwara Osonwa followed careful observation and proper fact finding carried out on his person as well as careful perusal of his campaign manifesto which if implemented would bring development to the constituency.
He noted that the decision of the leaders to unite behind Osonwa became imperative to avoid losing the seat to “others”.
Also speaking at the meeting, a former Attorney General of Abia State and Commissioner of Justice, Chief Umeh Kalu (SAN), described Osonwa as a candidate with the right public service credentials to represent Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency.
He argued that equity demands that the Ohafia clan be given the opportunity to produce the next House of Representatives member for Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency.
“Ohafia had since 1999 been continually shortchanged in the allocation of political offices in the constituency. It is time to unite and fight for the future of our people as a community. Ibe is competent and well-equiped to represent our people,” he said.
The Vice President of Mben Political Assembly, Dr. Michael Mba lamented the poor state of affairs in Abia State, describing it as comprehensively abysmal. He said he was motivated to support Ibe Okwara Osonwa because of his personality and the surging “Obi-dient” movement which he is part of.
An excited Osonwa thanked the leaders for their support and promised to ensure that their expectations are not cut short.
Chief Fab Uche, Dr. Charles Nkata, Coach John Obuh, Barr John Awa Kalu, Hon. Onyema Iro and Nnamdi Awa Kalu among others attended the meeting.