Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma
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The Imo State Elders’ Council has endorsed Sen Hope Uzodinma’s second term ambition for Governor of the state.
The elders also adopted a Charter of Equity for the rotation of key political offices among the three senatorial zones which includes the position of the governor, deputy governor and speaker of house of assembly.
In a communique issued at the end of its quarterly meeting, the Council noted that the charter provided that the governorship of the state will rotate among the three zones; Orlu, Okigwe and Owerri for eight years each.
It noted that since Senator Uzodimma from Orlu zone is already the governor, the next zone to hold the office will be Owerri after which it will move to Okigwe.
According to the Charter, both the governor and the deputy governor cannot come from the same zone, just as the governor and the speaker cannot come from the zone.
The Council urged other aspirants for the governorship in the November 2023 election to allow Uzodimma to complete Orlu zone’s eight years tenure after which Owerri zone will take over.
It commended the state governor for all his developmental efforts since his assumption of office and urged him to set aside a day in the nearest possible time to brief members of the council on the activities of his government.
The Council also condemned the violence meted on its people in Lagos by some political miscreants, and urged all Nigerians to work together for the progress and growth of the nation.
Writing by Maureen Eke; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Muzha Kucha