…Describes Scheme As Scam

Less than two weeks to the Imo State governorship election, the 2019 gubernatorial candidate of APP in the state, Sir Bruno Chidiebere Oparaocha has taken a swipe at the Charter of equity being hyped by the Imo Elders Council, faulting it’s timing and lack of categorical information about the next zone between Okigwe and Owerri to be named as the successor to Orlu zone which is on the saddle currently. 

Recall that the Imo Elders Council, in a move to douse tension, acrimony and bickering in leadership succession among the 3 zones came out with the idea of a charter of equity after it has become very indefensible that Orlu zone will continue to occupy the seat of government of the state for upward 20 years while Okigwe and Owerri had served for 4 years and 7 months respectively.  

Speaking to our correspondent in an exclusive interview recently, Bruno noted that, “the absence of clarity on how the rotation should be conducted makes the package a suspicious smokescreen to hoodwink voters so that governor Uzodinma will be re-elected, and that’s all”. He doubted the sincerity of the proponents of the charter of equity on the account that the Council is constituted mainly by members of the All Progressive Congress APC, who, according to him are overtly desperate to retain power at the expense of truthful resolution of the unfair domination of the Imo political space by Orlu zone. Bruno observed that members of the Elders Council are active politicians leading the ongoing re-election campaign of Gov  Uzodinma in their different zones. He therefore wondered how they intend to convince the masses of the state of their sincerity since they have remained taciturn about which zone has the right to be elected next.

Commenting on the 4000 Imo youths to be sent to Europe for jobs, Bruno who plies his business in south Africa described the idea as fallacious, questioning the feasibility of such program when many European countries are battling with dwindling economies. The guber candidate whose marshal plan was to leverage on the agricultural model of south Africa to launch the state into a formidable national economy if he was elected as governor in 2019 said our state government can create high yield opportunities for youths in agriculture and engage them rather than deceiving them with none existent jobs abroad.