The Cleanse And Clean Abia Group (CACAG) has urged Bishop Sunday Onuoha to run for Governor of Abia State come 2023.
The group in a communique jointly signed by the Convener Hon. Uchenna Emehelu and the Secretary Chief Mrs. Oge Nnatu, issued after its meeting on Thursday in Umuahia, Abia State gave the Bishop 14 days within which he must declare.
The group said they can only entrust the State in the hands of a person whose words are his bond and whose good deeds are glaring for the people to see like they have seen in the Bishop.
However the group added that in the event that the cleric turns down transformation-driven move, it will have no option but to take legal actions to ensure he joins the race.
The communique reads in part, “That for the 2023 Abia State Governorship election, Abia people needs a leader whose words are his bond, whose good acts are glaring for all to see and whose deeds have created and made tremendous impact in the lives of ndi Abia.
“That having scrutinised and x-rayed the list of eminently qualified Abia citizens that are fit and proper to lead Abia State together with the list of Aspirants who are already jostling for the Governorship ticket of various political parties, we observed that Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha towers above others in terms of verifiable and impressive antecedents, integrity, academic qualifications, pedigree, administrative sagacity and wealth of experience.
“We hereby issue a 14-day notice to Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha and compelling him to accept and run as a Governorship Aspirant/Candidate in the forthcoming Governorship election in Abia State.
According to the group the 14 days notice commences from Thursday 31st of March, 2022 and terminates on 14th day of April, 2022.
“That at the expiration of the 14 days notice, if Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha failed to declare his intention to Abia people, we shall be left with no option than to legally compel Bishop him to run as Aspirant/Candidate in the 2023 Abia State Governorship election.
“Unanimously we believe wholeheartedly that Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha is the right man for the number one job in Abia State.
“He has done so much for Abia and the world at large through his Vision Africa project. He is the desired balm and solution for Abia and the servant leader that will heal, cleanse, clean, and transform Abia State.”
The group further added that Bishop Onuoha possesses all the qualities needed for the position of Governor as he is a man with a clean heart, with an unblemished record.
It also observed that historically, since 1999 various leaders have emerged, ranging from a businessman, a technocrat and presently an academic.
The group therefore, stated that it will endorse the Cleric and purchase the nomination and expression of interest form for him once he accepts its call and signals the political party he intends to pursue the course.
“That Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha is the Bishop of the masses, entrepreneur, a perfect gentleman, humble, reliable, open minded, firm in action, serial employer of labour, silent philanthropist, peacemaker, bridge builder, unifier, pacesetter, global citizen, a great Minister of the gospel, to mention but a few. In him, we have a man with a clean heart, and unblemished record. He is a man filled with the milk of human kindness.
“That historically, since 1999, various Leaders have emerged to lead ndi Abia. From 1999 to 2007, a businessman in the person of His Excellency Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu led Abia StatebFrom 2007 to 2011, a technocrat in the person of His Excellency Chief Theodore Ahamefule Orji led Abia State. Presently, Abia State is being led by an academic in the person of His Excellency Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
“We firmly believe that now is the appointed time to support a well known technocrat, academic, philanthropist and a man of God. It is time to hand over our dear Abia State known as God’s own State into the hands of God’s own servant.
“To actualize our mission by unequivocally endorsing Bishop Dr. Sunday N. Onuoha and to purchase his nomination and expression of interest form once he accepts our call and signals the political party he desires to use as a vehicle for the actualization of our demand.
“That we shall commence massive mobilization of ndi Abia and ndi Igbo from the diaspora down to the Umunna level to ensure the message and gospel of cleansing and cleaning Abia State gets to all and sundry.
“Finally we call on all political parties to provide a level playing ground for all Aspirants and to ensure a free, fair, credible and transparent primary election for all elective positions in Abia State, Southeast, and Nigeria as a whole,” the communique added.