Senator Athan Achonu, the Labour Party (LP) candidate ahead of the November 11 governorship election has reiterated his desire in making Imo State an industrialised state, vowing nothing will stop him from achieving it.
Achonu made this known while speaking to the people of Aboh Mbaise council area of Imo state, during the flag off of his governorship campaign on Thursday.
While reacting to the propaganda against him by the state government, he said it shows the level of threat he is to the government.
He rolled out his achievements on how he has been able to impact lives
“For the past thirty years I’ve been investing and providing employment for thousands of Imo citizens. I offered scholarship to thousands, employs and pays hundreds as well as invested in the agro industry which is one of the biggest in the entire South East, with a capacity to employ 2000 Imolites meaningfully.
“I know the whole blackmail against me was motivated by morbid fear of my towering antecedents and I want to say this before I forget, nothing will deter me from the determination to march to take back the state from the abyss of misgovernance, back to the path of glory.
“I am ready to industrialize Imo through establishment of two industrial parks in each zone of the state including a pharmaceutical park in Orlu zone.”
He also restated his commitment to grant full financial and administrative autonomy to the local government areas as soon as he takes over power, insisting that for real and sustainable growth and development to take place at the rural areas and state as a whole the local government system must be fully functional and alive.