In a bid to engender peace and stability in Imo, the State’s Elders’ Council has adopted a Charter of Equity for the rotation of key political offices among the three Senatorial zones.
The offices are those of the governor, deputy governor and speaker of House of Assembly.
In a statement by Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku on Sunday, the Council also endorsed Governor Hope Uzodimma for a second tenure, saying his zone, Orlu should be allowed to complete its term of eight years.
The Council noted that to bring stability to the polity, it decided to adopt the Imo Charter of Equity as recommended by its Strategic Committee headed by Chief Dan Nwanyanwu .
It said the Charter was designed and adopted to ensure a just, equitable and seamless transfer of power from one zone to the other.
According to the statement, the governorship seat will be rotated among the three Senatorial zones of Orlu, Okigwe, and Owerri for eight years each.
In the Charter of Equity both the governor and the deputy governor cannot come from the same zone, just like the governor and the speaker cannot come from the zone.
Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu