One of Nigeria’s fresh voices for redirecting and optimizing the continent’s resources who is also a renowned leadership consultant and author, Linus Okorie on Tuesday, September 15th emerged the flag bearer of the Young Progressives Party, YPP. He will lead the YPP in the upcoming 2019 governorship elections in Imo State.
In an exclusive interview with USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com Publisher Chido Nwangwu, Okorie said “My mission to Imo Government House come 2019 is to unleash excellence in governance, drive massive human capital development and youth employment, attract local and global resources, bringing about huge infrastructural development that will lay the foundation for a production-based economy instead of the rent-seeking economy that we currently have. I want to use this medium to call on all Imo men and women around the world who look forward to an Imo where there is rule of law, autonomy for local government areas, where small and medium scale industries will thrive to join hands with me and make our state great. With your support, we will build an Imo where our people will have access to finances to support their businesses, and every Imolite will have a sense of belonging in our dear state. Together, we will build an Imo that will become an envy of other states in Nigeria.”
Addressing the party supporters after his emergence, Okorie assured them for the their sacrifices and commitment. “I want to use this medium to first of all, thank my great party the Young Progressives Party (YPP) leaders and delegates who came out and voted en masse, giving me such a landslide victory. I appreciate you for the sacrifices – the time spent in reaching out to people, mobilizing everyone and connecting with us within the limited time we had in the buildup of this primaries election. This victory is a victory for everyone who believes in our vision of modeling a world class Imo filled with endless possibilities.”
Okorie called for unity of purpose which he believes is the only way his party can win the general elections.
‘Now that I have emerged the Governorship candidate for our great party, it is time for all of us to come together and mobilize our people, reach out to our friends, inform our brothers and sisters and let them know about our vision for a world class Imo. I want to assure you that the time to put an end to the gnawing poverty upon our people has come. By the grace of God, I will mobilize men and women of Imo extraction wherever they are and together, we would build that world class Imo, equip our people with skills that will position them towards global competitiveness and in the end, we shall leave our leadership legacies on the sands of time.’
The YPP gubernatorial candidate also used the opportunity to share some of his vision and mission if he’s elected Imo State governor come 2019.
Linus Okorie comes from Oguta Local Government Area in Imo West Senatorial District popularly known as the Orlu Zone. By USAfrica correspondent Collins Egbo