By Mary Ugorji
Mbaise journalists, under the auspices of Federation of Mbaise Media Professionals (FMMP) have paid a visit to the former Senator of Imo East, Bright Nwanne, at his home, Onicha, Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.
Speaking, the President of the Federation of Mbaise Media Professionals, Comr. Eze Adiukwu, said the visit was to familiarize and appreciate the Senator on his laudable achievements, especially on youths and women empowerment, assistants to less privileged people and rebuilding of churches. He also commended him for having over 100 people in his payroll.
Adiukwu opined that “the group feels politics is not a do- or -die affair, it is a circle of four years after election- somebody will win and it will not be good if after election it would results to conflict, due to poor management of interest, it will be good and important to us that people like you who have voices to speak louder, should speak more, so that after election Mbaise will not lose out no matter how it is done because there are so many things to be done in Mbaise.
“The road leading to Mbaise is just a nightmare, though we are watching the governor on it. During one of our congresses, your name came up strongly for a recognition, we believe you will do more”.
In his remarks, Senator Nwanne expressed happiness for the visit and commended the group for their effort and resilience in championing the cause of their people through the media.
According to him the visit was in good faith and thanked them for their eye-opening, “though I have rejected so many awards including the one you earlier called me for, because I always maintain my good name and will not welcome any stain on my name, just recently Obizi community came together and gave me an award in good faith. But I frowned at the way our people behave to me. I started fighting long ago for them to see reasons. I vied for governorship two times. If Mbaise people should face reality they will always succeed, if you are in the river to catch fish, look for shark. Some Mbaise sons and daughters like PA, SA positions, my advise to you as stakeholders in the state, is that you have a major role to play, to change the narratives, make good use of your pen and not just brown envelope”, he said.
Senator Nwanne prayed God to bless the group to do the right thing, while advising them to criticize wisely for the truth to be told always, noting that he uphold nothing but the truth which was what is keeping him moving. He eulogiezed that Mbaise people are blessed in many ways.