By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Owerri Peopleâ€™s Assembly (OPA) rose from a meeting, yesterday decrying what it called â€œthe neglect of the area by the immediate past administration in Imo stateâ€.
The Champion publisher, who doubles as the President General of OPA, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, said when addressing newsmen in Owerri, â€œat the meeting,it was observed that Owerri people had lost so much by the apparent disunity of its people. A lot of things that placed Owerri people at a disadvantaged position happened during the last regime in the stateâ€.
He denied that OPA was a political organisation , adding that theÂ would encourage its people to join political parties of their choice, as well as seek elective positions on such platforms.
â€œOne assurance I will give is that OPA will not just stand and watch helplessly as our people are sadly marginalised. OPA will make legitimate demands at the appropriate times and from the appropriate quartersâ€, Iwuanyanwu said.
The OPA boss, said he was happy that the present administration had anchored its activities on the rule of law, adding that he has no doubt that justice and fair play will remain the cornerstone of the peopleâ€™s togetherness.
â€œWe have started a process of uniting Owerri people without delay. OPA is an outcome of this mandate. The inauguration of the Executive Council will be preceded by a Mass at Maria Assumpta Catholic Cathedral, Owerri, to be presided over by Archbishop Anthony Obinnaâ€, he said.