The Labour Party (LP) in Imo has inaugurated a 481-member campaign council to strategise and spearhead its campaign for the November 11 governorship poll.
Performing the ceremony in Owerri, its state Chairman, Mr Callistus Ihejiagwa, urged the members not to joke about the “fierce urgency” to rescue the state.
“You have become the torch bearer for LP, our candidate, Sen. 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,” Ihejiagwa said.
He further urged the council to carry out the responsibility with pride, dignity and selflessness, “knowing that God has anointed you to liberate Imo.
“If we disappoint the people, they will not forgive us. Our children will not forgive us,” he also said.
He said the insecurity in the state had forced many to hold traditional events outside the state for fear of possible attacks back home.
“They say LP has no big vehicles and have 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.
“We are hungry for a new Imo and Nigeria.
“A new Imo and Nigeria are possible and attainable,” the state chairman said.