By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”STAKEHOLDERS from Anambra North senatorial zone have described as totally unacceptable, unfair, inequitable and unjust, what they called the continued domination of political and elective offices by the other two zones of Anambra central and south, and vowed that the zone must produce the next Governor of the state.
In a communiquÃ©Â at the end of their meeting at Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government Area, they regretted that although the zone was the largest and is the food basket of the state, it had continued to be marginalized in the scheme of things.
The communique reads, â€œthe people of Anambra state are imbued with a great sense of equity, fairness and justice. We are content to live and let live and to take our claim without being desperate.Â Unfortunately, we have been misunderstood. It has led to our gross marginalization, such that our area has suffered gross underdevelopment comparedÂ to other parts of the state.
â€œIn a country where the Igbos cry aloud against our marginalization in Nigeria, what justification do other zones in Anambra state have to marginalize their brothers and sisters of Anambra North? We say, enough is enough.
We assert our inevitable destiny to secure the office of Governor of Anambra state in 2010. Our people will no longer accept being perennially confined to the deputy governorships of the state. We are no mediocre. We are not second class citizens in Anambra stateâ€, the group said.