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By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—Traditional rulers and leaders of Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State have ruled out the re-election of their representative in the state House of Assembly, Mr. Ifeanyi Agwu.

Citing insensitivity, inaccessibility and unpardonable arrogance on the part of Agwu, the leaders declared his seat vacant ahead of the 2011 general elections.

At a meeting convened by the leader of Ehime Mbano, Chief Tony Chukwu, the people regretted that Mr Agwu had treated his constituents with contempt.

In a communique at the end of the meeting, which had 25 of the 27 royal fathers in the local government area in attendance, the people called on Imo State Governor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim to withdraw his support from  Agwu.
They, however, pledged their total support for Governor Ohakim’s re-election, saying that he remains the only Okigwe son to consolidate power in the zone.

The communique by the former Security Adviser to Imo State Governor, Chief Zeek-Martins Nnadozie, blamed Agwu for Ohakim’s inability to help those who worked for him in Ehime Mbano.

“All those who worked for Ohakim in Ehime Mbano are being treated like enemies while those who opposed him are enjoying just because of what Agwu tells him,” Chief Nnadozie said.


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