Imo traditional rulers host Tony Nwulu, bless guber bid
By Chris Onuoha
Hon Tony Nwulu, the United Progressive Party, UPP governorship candidate in Imo State has continued to show charm and charisma in his quest to become the State Governor.
Aside bringing style and finesse to his campaigns, Nwulu has also demonstrated an uncommon passion to give Imo State his best when he is given the mandate on March 9, 2019. He has never hidden his passion for the good people of the State and he clearly let it out when he was hosted by members of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers at the palatial Obi- Eze Ndi Imo
Basking on the euphoria of his recent assurance that he will restore the honour and respect of the traditional institution which has been reduced to rubbles in recent times, Nwulu vowed that a UPP led administration in Imo will put a halt to such.
He also assured that his administration will ensure autonomy for the Local Governments which will encourage synergy between the local government administration and traditional rulers in the State. According to him, the traditional institution in the State is not just the custodian of the culture of the people but indispensable in the growth and development of the grassroots.
He told the traditional rulers “My Government shall establish full financial autonomy for every local Government. There shall be Local Government autonomy in order to get the government closer to the people.
“I shall run an all inclusive government because power belongs to the people. As Harvard Trained, I will take care of the public administration, while my Deputy as a Harvard trained too, shall take care of the economy to ensure it is revived.
He promised to constitute an Elders Advisory Council and a Monitoring Committee that would be saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the implementation of Government Projects. Nwulu made it clear that he is not desperate to be Governor, a sharp departure from the disposition of some of his co contestants who are willing to resort to unconventional practices just to get into public office.
“I m not a desperate and bitter politician. Rather I sincerely believe in God because total power comes from him. I shall be a listening Governor and I will restore the dignity of traditional Rulers in Imo State.
Nwulu’s speech captivated the monarchs as pin drop silence enveloped the palatial Obi- Eze Ndi Imo as he spoke and the revered traditional rulers nodded their heads in approval as they listened with rapt attention.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Council, Eze Samuel Ohiri encouraged Nwulu’s ambition. Ohiri said “At your age of 40, you have achieved what no Igbo man has done by conquering Lagos State and also sponsoring the Not Too Young To Run Bill. This as a matter of fact, shows you have the interest of the youths at heart.
“Therefore this is the right time to support you for the betterment of Imolites.
The highlight of the event was the pouring of libations and showering blessings on the man who contributed significantly to the political advancement of the nation with the passage into law of the historic Not Too Young To Run bill which he initiated on the floor of Nigeria’s House of Representatives.