Not fewer than 481-member campaign council have been inaugurated by Labour Party in preparation for the Imo State governorship election.
The party chairman in the state, Callistus Ihejiagwa, said that there is an urgent need to rescue the state.
He told the newly inaugurated members that they have become the touch light for the party, while urging them to be selfless in their services.
“You have become the torchbearer for LP, our candidate, Senator Athan Achonu and Peter Obi in all the nook and crannies of your localities. This is a call to duty, service and selfless sacrifice for the good of Imo,” he stated.
Mr Ihejiagwa urged the council to carry out the responsibility with pride, dignity and selflessness, “knowing that God has anointed you to liberate Imo,” noting that if “we disappoint the people, they will not forgive us.”
He said the insecurity in the state had forced many to hold traditional events outside the state for fear of possible attacks back home, according to Peoples Gazette.
“They say LP has no big vehicles and has no structure, but those with big cars and structures are the people with the structure of corruption which Peter Obi has come to eradicate. They are the ones who have fed so fat on the common treasury of the state and Nigeria,” added Mr Ihejiagwa.