Why Orlu leaders support Madumere’s governorship ambition, by Okorocha’s ex-aide

The people of Orlu zone, especially leaders at the grassroots have given reasons they are throwing their weight behind Prince Eze Madumere’s governorship ambition.

  They said that he was a reliable leader whose integrity and sincerity of purpose stood him out.

  Ichie Best Mbanaso, who was one of the speakers in an umbrella group that cuts across 27 local government areas of Imo State, said that Orlu leaders were comfortable with Madumere because of his humility, decency and competence.

  He disclosed that Madumere believed that agreement was sacrosanct, and would not fail the people of the state in his social contract with them.

  The Governor Rochas Okorocha’s former aide said that the number two citizen of the state has a clean antecedent and is known for his forthrightness in public affairs.

  On power rotational principle, he pointed out that it was an injustice in a society like Imo and Nigeria at large where only one part of the entire system should hold on to power forever, describing such as not only immoral but selfish and wicked.

  He however opposed the idea of foisting governor’s son-in-law, who is also from Orlu Local Government Area, which has ruled the state for about 16 years, on Imo State people, while insisting that it was the turn of the Owerri zone to produce governor.

  The politician also recalled that Governor Okorocha had promised to return power to Owerri zone after only one term, which he flouted and was at the verge of serving out a second-term.

  He assured that he would not succumb to intimidation

for posterity sake.

  On the Governor Okorocha’s intention to impose his son-in-law Uche Nwosu on the people of the state, he urged him to keep to agreement with Owerri zone for justice, equity and posterity.

It would be recalled that the rift between the Deputy Governor, Prince Madumere and his boss, Governor Okorocha, was not unconnected with Madumere’s refusal to support Okorocha’s son-in-law’s governorship ambition against governor’s will and other irreconcilable issues that bordered on anti-people policies.

News Category: