- challenges other parties on love for the poor
By Eze Amaeshi
True to the motto of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) which is “Be your brothers’ keeper,” the Imo State chapter of the party has demonstrated its love for the needy by sharing palliatives worth over N30 million to the indigent people in the state, irrespective of political party affiliation.
The sharing exercise which took place at their state secretariat along Egbu road in Owerri on June 13 attracted people from all the 27 LGAs of the state and the disabled community which was described as the 28th LGA.
Speaking during the sharing exercise, the state chairman of APGA, Hon John Iwuala expressed gratitude to all people who contributed in various ways to make the event a success, including party members in foreign countries.
Iwuala who described the exercise as the mother of palliatives said that the party leaders were moved by the plight of Imolites who had been suffering from hunger as a result of the coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging nations.
The state chairman said the exercise had been code- named “operation feed the poor” (OFP), adding that it was the first time a political party was engaging in such venture.
He also informed that cash relief also accompanied the food items doled out.
The state secretary, Pastor Eberendu and Head of media, Mr. Emeka Nkwoada, respectively described the exercise as a product of love which APGA represents.
Chief John Iwuala thanked the National Chairman, Dr. Ike Oye for helping mobilize support for the venture in Anambra state. He expressed his gratitude also to APGA leaders in Anambra State for their overwhelming support to the palliatives sharing exercise and prayed the press to partner with APGA towards the task of delivering the state from perennial leadership mediocrity.