2019: I will Create 50, 000 Jobs through Tourism- Ihedioha

…as Imo Arts Community endorses him for Guber.

Imo State PDP governorship flagbearer for the 2019 general elections, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON has assured that, when elected, his government will create over 50, 000 direct and indirect jobs through tourism and entertainment.

He made this known, Monday in Owerri at a town hall meeting with the Imo Arts Community.

The group comprises the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN), Association of Gospel Artists (AGA), Professional DJ’s Association (PRODJA), National Association Nigerian Theatre Practitioners (NANTAP).

“The Arts Community in any society is a critical institution that drives the society and its conscience. I thought it wise to interact with you on the way forward for our state ahead of the general elections for us to find a common ground of partnership in our Rebuild Imo Project. This is a time to be very careful and serious in the history of our state.

“I had commissioned a far reaching research, in various sectors of our state, in the course of articulating my manifesto for the 2015 election, which I have updated for this year’s election. I can tell you that culture, tourism and entertainment have the capacity to create over 50, 000 direct and indirect jobs and that we shall accomplish when by the grace of God, we assume office.

“I will create a well equipped entertainment village in a large expanse of land for your members to maximize their talents and project the state as well as create a platform for foreign partnership and investment towards making arts and entertainment, a fulltime business in Imo State. The effect of our development plan in tourism will be crime reduction and wealth creation.”

He further assured that he is coming with a different ideology, anchored on the fear of God, passion for service, experience and capacity and track record of achievement. He solicited for their support the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubabar, insisting that he is the only man that has a clear plan for Nigeria’s growth and the interest of the Igbo in general.

Earlier in his remarks, the Imo State Chairman of PDP, Barr. Charles Ezekwem thanked the artists for honouring the invitation and assured them that Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha will not let the state down. “We have the most prepared candidate for the governorship of Imo State. I can assure you that he will not fail you. You can also be sure that he will do all that he has promised here”.

Speaking, the Imo State Secretary of PDP Nze Ray Emeana, himself a member of the arts community, expressed appreciation to the group for finding time to interact with them on the way forward for our state. He reiterated the readiness of the party to see to the improvement of the lives of Imolites in all ramifications. He urged them to continue to support Ihedioha and other candidates of the party at all levels ahead of the elections.

The group in a unanimous demonstration of implicit confidence on Hon. Ihedioha, endorsed him for the governorship seat and vowed to deliver him at the polls.

While moving a motion, on behalf other stakeholders for his endorsement, Chief Lambert Nnorom, Deputy National Chairman of the Movie Producers Association said they are satisfied with the programmes and manifesto of Rt. Hon. Ihedioha.

The motion was seconded by the Kingslove Ike and unanimously adopted by all the mebers present

The group further informed Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of their resolve to hold a mega concert towards mobilizing more support for him and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar ahead of the elections.