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Sit-At-Home, A Crime Against South East, Ndigbo — Uzodinma

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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzod­inma has asserted that sit-at-home or­der is an offence to the Igbo and South East, and that the proponents do not mean well for the people.

He said those dishing out such directives when the whole citizens of the country are go­ing into a general election to choose their leaders cannot be said to have any love for the Igbo people who they intend to disen­franchise.

The Governor made this known while speaking during a Thanksgiving Mass held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Umu­eze 1 in the Okigwe Catholic Di­ocese, in honour of Chief Tony Chukwu.

Governor Uzodinma there­fore enjoined the congregation in particular and Imo people in general, to come out en masse on Saturday, February 25, 2023 and March 11, 2023 and vote for the candidates of their choice as doing so will help add value to their lives.

He reiterated that as long as he remains the Governor of Imo State he will continue to do the right thing and promised not to disappoint the trust reposed on him by Imo people.

The Governor used the opportunity to accede to the request of the Church to help them in the building of Model Nursery and Primary School project by donating the sum of N20 million.

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He said that insecurity and many other problems in the society are direct consequenc­es of illiteracy, saying that, ‘to minimise it Education needs to be encouraged.’

Earlier in His homily, the Catholic Bishop of Diocese of Okigwe, His Grace Most Rev. Solomon Amatu had charged the congregation to love one an­other by following the footsteps of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The Bishop also vehemently condemned the sit- at- home or­der and enjoined the faithful and Imo people in general, to come out and vote for the candidate of their choice on the days of the election, saying that ‘it is your civic respon­sibility of electing the person that will bring change to the society.’

The Bishop also appealed to the people to be peaceful.

In his brief remarks, the Par­ish Priest of St. Michaels Cath­olic Church Umueze 1, Rev. Fr. Charles Osunwa thanked Gov­ernor Uzodimma for making time to worship with them de­spite his commitment and tight schedule.

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