Olu Owerri, the apex socio-cultural organization of all the people of Owerri senatorial zone of Imo State has condemned in very strong and unmistaken terms, the elaborate plans being put together by leaders of APC in the zone to give the Governor, His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, a grand civic reception.
The organization described those involved in the planning and organization of the proposed grand civic reception, as “self serving APC members of Owerri zone extraction” who are seeking relevance around Chief Hope Uzodinma. They further described the move as a slap on the faces of the people of Owerri senatorial zone who have been denied the right of governing the state in the last twenty one (21) years of the current democratic dispensation, which commenced in 1999.
In an interview with the President-General of Olu Owerri, Chief Martin Opara, “Olu Owerri warned that the people of Owerri zone will payback to all the self serving individuals who have sworn to dance on the graves of their ancestors because of pecuniary reasons, by renewing the wounds of the entire people of the zone.
Chief Opara, the immediate past Director General of Imo State Orientation Agency (ISOA) wondered why these elements, whose people, their popular mandate was upturned through the instrumentality of the Supreme Court, “should be the first zone to plan a grand civic reception for a man that did not win election in the entire nine (9) Local Government Areas of the zone”, saying that the few political prostitutes involved in the plans are on their own.
He reminded some of those, now struggling for space around Uzodinma that they once spoke out against him.They called on all Owerri Zone leaders of conscience to stay away from he described as planned infamous reception or face ostracism and public ridicule of their reputation by people of the zone.