A renowned scholar, political analyst and secretary, Orlu Elder’s Council, Prof. Protus Nathan Uzoma has called on Imolites and political elites to adopt the state’s zoning formular so as to ensure equality and fairness, in the forthcoming gubernatorial election.
Prof. Uzoma made this call while speaking with newsmen after the inauguration of newly elected executives of the National Association of Imo State student, NAISS held at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri.
The Orlu Elder’s scribe, Prof. Uzoma who also doubles as the patron of NAISS lauded Imo State students on their efforts towards creating the ideal socio-cultural and socio-political society for the sustenance of Good Governance.
Speaking further on the issue of the 2019 elections, Prof. Uzoma said, “man is a political animal, by 2016 Orlu would have completed’16 years. We don’t need anybody from Orlu zone, unless the people from Oweri zone are not capable. We believe Okigwe and Owerri zone will have a fair share, they should put their home together, we want them to do this, to unseat Okorocha. I am a harbinger of zoning with what is happening in Owerri, from research. Owerri have the highest number of registered voters, they can use this opportunity”.
Prof. Uzoma described Owerri zone as a geographical area with good pre- degree, while urging members of Owerri zone to come to Orlu zone for negotiation and ensure the emergence of the right candidate come 2019.
Furthermore Prof. Uzoma frowned at the “too many candidates” syndrome that has been the order of the day in Owerri zone politics, he advised they find a credible person among themselves and support the candidate, instead of dividing their votes according to him “they should find a credible leader and not to divide their votes” he submitted.
Speaking on the roles and achievements of the youths Prof. Uzoma said, “as the patron of NAISS, I am happy, the Imo State students are trying to create an enabling cultural environment, to enhance development, and good governance. The roles of the youths are enormous. As 2019 draws near, we are anticipating Owerri zone’s political strides “he submitted”.