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IMO 2019: Okigwe Should Complete It's Tenure - Uwajumogu

• Says, Not aware Gov. Rochas Okorocha wants Uche Nwosu to succeed him. 

As 2019 electioneering year beckons and the debates gets more intense, one of the leading Senators of the 8th Assembly and the Senator representing Okigwe zone has come come out to lend his voice to the raging debates of zoning in the state. 

In an interview recently granted to the Sun Newspapers, Distinguished Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu said that Okiwe zone should be allowed to complete her tenure in 2019.

"I’m aware that there is what is called ‘Imo Charter of Equity,’ I’m also aware that Okigwe zone is laying claim to the governorship position in 2019, just as a lot of people from Owerri and Orlu zones want to run. 

"This issue won’t have arisen if not for the interruption that stopped Chief Ikedi Ohakim from completing his second term of eight years which is the reason Okigwe is pushing for the completion of the remaining four years which the zone was not allowed to complete. 

"But if zoning must be restored in Imo State, Okigwe should be allowed to complete it tenure in 2019. After which it will be the turn of Owerri in 2023." Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu charged. 

Responding to the rummours that the governor is scheming to allow hos his son in law who also doubles as his chief of staff succeed him in 2019, Senator Uwajumogu said it remains a rumour snce the governor has never anything of such plans.

"It is a mere speculation because the governor has not told me that. If it is true by now people like me would have been informed by the governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. However, since we don’t have any information to that effect, it is a rumour.‎" Uwajumogu said. 

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