The Owerri zone apex socio-cultural organization, “Olu Owerri” has come out very hard on the Ikeduru born chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu over his recent statement that Owerri zone will vote Sen. Hope Uzodinma in 2023, insisting that the politician lacks the locus and powers to speak for Owerri zone.  

In an open letter signed by the President General of the union, Chief Martin Opara and his Secretary, Barr Sylvester Nwogu, addressed to Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Olu Owerri advised him to henceforth, speak for himself and his family, and avoid making comments that could bring him on direct collusion course with the good people of Owerri zone.

The letter categorically informed Chief Iwuanyanwu that Owerri people in the various political parties are united in their resolve to pursue the governorship seat in 2023, if only to address the injustice that has befallen the senatorial zone in the last twenty one (21) years.

Olu Owerri reminded Chief Iwuanyanwu of the earlier condemnation of his betrayal of the zone and that conduct by the former coordinator of the infamous OZOPOLF, Chief Charles Amadi who he has now turned round to honour his invitation to chair an APC event, even while still a member of the PDP. 

The group urged Chief Iwuanyanwu to show a little good example to the younger generation by separating his appetite for government patronage and self preservation from the issues of principle, insisting that with his present statements on the governorship of Imo State, he should resign his membership of the PDP and either remain an elder statesman or join the APC.

The letter urged the general public to take the statements of Chief Iwuanyanwu as personal opinion and not the opinion of Owerri zone. 

They recalled also Iwuanyanwu’s role in recommending a 90 year old Prof. George Obiozor as prospective and consensus candidate of Imo State for the President General of Ohaneze against vibrant other candidates who can hold their leads high and negotiate favourably for Igbo interest in Nigeria. They berated Emmanuel  Iwuanyanwu for his unsteady character and chameleonic attributes.