Ohaukwu local government chairman, Barrister Clement Odah, has made it clear to those contesting with him for the Ohaukwu local government chairmanship seat, that he is the landlord while they are his visitors.
Odah stated this after purchasing his expression of interest and nomination forms at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Secretariat, along Abakaliki-Enugu highway on Wednesday, February 4, 2020.
The Ohaukwu council chairman said he was intrigued to see others warming up to contest with him, noting that: ” having others from Ohaukwu contesting with me will make the contest keen.
“Like they say, an old broom knows the corners of the room very well. I’m the landlord and I’m there waiting for them. They are my visitors, there is no need to be scared, they should be scared themselves who are visitors, they will be coming to knock at the gate council headquarters while I’m already there and we are ready for election”.
He also pointed out that he has no issue with Chinedu Onah, who is representing Ohaukwu south constituency In the state assembly, as people are rumouring that the disagreement they had few months ago will work against him during the local government election.
“I don’t really have any issue with Onah, today he is my best friend. If you are following up the trend in Ohaukwu you will see that recently we organized Christmas/New Year party for the local government and ward executives.
“If you watch the pictures and the videos you will see myself and Hon. Onah in a very wonderful mood, together we were there to cheer up our party executives. We are best of friends, we have a very agreeable chemistry, and the misunderstanding has long been settled and we are even more closer now than we were before the misunderstanding” he added.
Odah also stated that having purchased his forms, he feels intrigued and elated; “the mood is that of positive anticipation, I have overwhelming support from my people. When I say overwhelming I mean support gotten from all the classes of people across the local government, which include stakeholders, Town Unions traditional rulers, women leaders, youths, to mention but a few. My people love me, they can’t wait to elect me, they will elect me 20 times if given the chance.
“I’m very confident that I will win the chairmanship position of Ohaukwu in the upcoming election” he stated.