Former Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Sir Jude Ejiogu has called on leaders of Owerri Zone to wake up from slumber and understand their fellow brothers and sisters rather than bringing the image of the zone to ridicule.

Sir Ejiogu made this call on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 at Kanu Nwankwo Sports Center, during the Owerri Zonal Summit. He stressed the need for all hands to be on deck in ensuring that the interest of the zone was protected, advising indegenes of the zone to be strategic in their plans instead of name-calling.

According to him, equity is irrelevant if fairness, impartiality and justice were not observed in the governance of the state, adding that until political leaders understand the need to allow peace and tranquillity to reign supreme in the state, the unity of the Imo state may be jeopardized.

He wondered why political leaders see governance as a means to step on others whom they consider weak, when governance was originally designed to instill development in the state, appealing to stakeholders and entire people of Owerri Zone to close ranks so as to realize their dreams.

He said, “since the creation of Imo State, Orlu and Okigwe zones have gotten their fair share in the governance of the state, I think, it will be right, fair and just to allow Owerri Zone to produce the next Governor in 2019. No doubt, Okorocha from Orlu zone has played his part in the development of the state, but there is need to allow someone from Owerri Zone to continue to sustain the tempo been established. We are not here to criticize anyone, but, we are here to amend our ways, coorporate with our brothers/sisters, and reach out to our neighbouring zones to realize our targets”.

He therefore called on the youths and people of Owerri Zone at large to remain law abiding even in the midst of provocation, expressing optimism that through hardwork, unity and coorporation, the zone would soon hiss a sigh of relief.

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