"It is with deep sense of commitment to justice, equity and fairness in the polity of Imo that leadership of Owerri Youth Council have realize the bitter-truth, and came to the conclusion that Owerri zone must realign and re-strategize, in our quest to clinch Imo governorship in 2019.
The truth remains that a carful introspection of the political permutation and calculations of Rochas Okorcha’s 2019 game-plan points to the bitter-truth that Governor Okorocha is thinking in the direction of Orlu and Okigwe zones.
In 2011, some political leaders of Owerri Zone sold-out our political right and greatest chance of occupying the Douglas House when they voted against Chief Ikedi Ohakim (from Okigwe zone) who then had only four years constitutionally allowed tenure; in preference to Rochas Okorocha, who allegedly promised that he will go for only one tenure, and that he will handover to Owerri man after his four year single term. Whether or not Okorocha kept to his promise of only one term is now a matter in historical archives.
The most debilitating aspect of the political tsunami that saw Ohakim out of office was the fact that some prominent Owerri zone leaders, particularly former Senator Chris Anyanwu, out of their personal and selfish gains, were accused of leading a delegation to former President GoodLuck Jonathan, after they convinced Chief Martin Agbaso to trade his APGA ticket to Okorocha , in place of Deputy Governorship position to his younger brother; and that was how they mortgaged our political future in the hands of Orlu zone.
Now having realized that the incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha so much hates Owerri zone and his body language is pointing to the fact that Okorocha is doing everything possible to deny Owerri zone Imo governorship after he had taken inequitable eight year term, in addition to Chief Chike Udenwa’s eight years, we as Owerri Youth Council has taken position that our people must wake-up from this self-induced political dungeon and recreate our political destiny. And the best way to start to recreate our political destiny is to make frantic and sincere efforts to reconcile with our brothers in Okigwe zone. In the face of apparent political selfishness displayed by Orlu Zone, Owerri zone must sincerely realign with Okigwe zone. This is the bitter truth.
We came to this conclusion because the body language of Governor Okoroch indicates that option (A) tilts towards his son-in-law and Chef of Staff, Uche Nwaosu as Governor and Hon. Chike Okafor as Deputy. Okorcha will then hoax Chief Eze Madumere to go for Senate. Okorocha’s option (B) is to fly Chike Okafor from Okigwe zone as governor and use either Uche Nwosu or Sir Jude Ejiogu as deputy. Okorocha’s option of Prince Eze Madumere as governorship candidate is a matter in the realm of metaphysical hypothesis. Indeed, Okorocha plans to politically annihilate Owerri zone.
Should Okorocha succeed in his evil political permutation of enthroning Uche Nwosu and Chike Okafor, he would have succeeded in his evil and clannish agenda to sentence Owerri zone into political irrelevance for the next 16 years, because either Uche Nwosu or Chike Okafor would be entitled to eight years constitutional tenure. More particularly is the fact that Chike Okafor’s candidacy would be premised on the condition that he would handover to Okorocah’s son-in-law Uche Nwosu after his constitutionally allowed tenure. What an act of political wickedness to Owerri Zone. !
For these and many more reasons, Owerri Youth Council came to the conclusion that the best bet for our people is to reconcile and realign with Okigwe zone, formally apologize to former governor Ikedi Ohakim whose goodwill, sense of justice , equity and fairness we betrayed. It is better we align with Okigwe Zone because Orlu zone cannot be trusted. We must act very fast to reconcile with Okigwe zone before Orlu zone outsmart us once again. No political zone can win Imo governorship all alone.
Ohakim is in all sense of honesty the best political ally of Owerri zone in Okigwe zone, and this fact was made manifest when Ohakim supported the candidacy of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha after he lost the 2015 PDP Guber ticket.
This is our view, and we hold it to be the truth and nothing but the truth.
Barr. Okere Kingdom Nnamdi
Leader OWERRI YOUTH COUNCIL (OYC) "
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