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Conduct Okigwe Rerun Election Now, Monarch Appeals To INEC

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Posted: Jun 2, 2016 at 6:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

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Owerri – The traditional ruler of Ihim Autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano Council Area of Imo State, HRH Eze Oliver Ohanweh, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately conduct the rerun elections for Imo North (Okigwe) Senatorial District as ordered by the court a couple of months ago.

He made the call at his palace when the South-East Media Editors Forum (SEMEF), Imo State chapter, honoured him with the award of “The Most Outstanding Traditional Ruler in Imo State”.

The Monarch regretted that the Okigwe Zone where he came from is currently without a representative at the Senate, just as his local government area has nobody representing it at the Imo State House of Assembly.

The Obigburugburu of Ihim Autonomous Community in Isiala Mbano LGA urged the leadership of INEC to as a matter of public importance to conduct election into the vacant offices, stressing that the people of the area have suffered untold hardship, neglect and deprivation as a result of lack of representatives in the two law making houses.

“We are losing out as the nation marked 17 years of democracy, and we in Okigwe Zone and my local government area in particular have only celebrated 16 years of democracy in Nigeria and it is quite unfortunate.

“I wish to use this medium to appeal to the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct elections into those offices so that our people would stop losing out.”

Eze Ohanweh, further expressed his gratitude to SEME for the recognition, stating that he would make sure that their requests are looked into, even while he commended the coordinator of the forum, Don Uba, for his vision and the able way he is piloting the affairs of the Forum.