Jonathan’s Aide Joins Imo Governorship RaceFeatured, Latest News, Politics Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Owerri
Special Adviser (SPA) to President Goodluck Jonathan on Youth Empowerment, Mr. Obi Adim, on Monday joined the Imo state gubernatorial race, as he purchased the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, nomination form.
Adim, is going to slug it out in the party primaries with the likes of desperate Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, ex- Governor Ikedi Ohakim, among others.
He was joined by his supporters, to pick the form at the PDP state secretariat along Okigwe Road, Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The presidential aide later told newsmen that his priority, if given the mandate as governor, would be to reduce the high rate of unemployment among the youths.
“The level of unemployment among the youth in the state is something else and that will be given serious attention if I am elected as governor in 2015″, he said.
Adim said he had lined up more than 10 companies that would create approximately 50,000 jobs for the youths in the state.
“Already some of the companies have sent in their letters of intents”, he said, adding that on the day of his swearing in as governor of the state, the companies would sign the agreement.
According to Mr. Adim, some of the companies will go into manufacturing, food processing and packaging, while others will go into ship building facility in Oguta area., while others would venture into affordable housing.
“The whole essence is to make Imo progressively business friendly, to attract more companies that would continue to create employment opportunities for the workforce”.
He said that his polices and programmes would be built around 10 key issues that concerned an average person in the state.
He also promised to ensure proper medical care, security and affordable housing and environment.
Receiving the aspirant, state Chairman of PDP, Namdi Anyaehie, assured him of a level playing ground for all aspirants.
“Our duty is to ensure that the process of conducting primaries is transparent”.
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