-Explain Why They Are Opposed To 4-year Single Tenure

Traditional Rulers from the six Local Government Areas of Okigwe zone have endorsed the clamour for Owerri zone to produce the next Governor of the state, in line with the Imo Charter of Equity affirmed by the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma and the Imo Elders Council.

The Monarchs declared their support for Owerri zone in a communique issued after a meeting they held at Ehime Mbano Local Government Area on Friday, June, 28, 2024.

The communique signed on behalf of Okigwe Council of Ndi Eze by HRH, Eze Nwabueze Onyema, Secretary, Okigwe Zonal Council of Ndi Eze, HRH, Eze Hyacinth Okorienta, Chairman, Ehime Mbano Ndi Eze, HRH, Eze Onyekwuru Lawrence and HRH, Eze Andrew Uba, as members, congratulated the Governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma on his victory in the November 11, 2023 election and the affirmation of same by 

the Election Petition Tribunal.

They also commended the Governor for what they referred to as his massive road revolution which, according to them Okigwe zone has benefitted enormously from, in addition to ensuring the security of lives and property, contrary to the machinations of unpatriotic and  mischievous politicians instigating insecurity in the state for selfish reasons.

Continuing, the Monarchs said, “in line with our desire for peace, harmony, equity, justice and fairness, we whole heartedly endorse Owerri zone to produce the next Governor of Owerri zone in 2027, when our able Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, will exit office.

We also urge all sons and daughters of Okigwe zone interested in contesting the governorship electionin 2027,  to wait till after the expiration of Owerri zone’s tenure, so that Okigwe zone will enjoy an 8 year tenure instead of the advocated single 4 year tenure that will be inimical to the overall interest of Okigwe zone and her people”.

They also expressed their sincere gratitude to the Imo Elders Council for articulating the Charter of Equity, the Imo State House of Assembly for giving it legal backing, the religious leaders for solemnizing it and the Governor for his passionate commitment towards ensuring it’s actualization.