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Ahead of the upcoming 11th of November Governorship election in Imo, Governor Hope Uzodinma has called on politicians in the state to shun any form of thuggery and violence in order to have a peaceful election.
Uzodinma noted that the absence of violence and thuggery would provide a favorable environment for voters to select reputable candidates who would provide the populace with impartial administration.
The Eastern Updates reports that Governor represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku at the Nation-Wide Workshop on Effective Implementation of The National Programme of Action/Sensitisation and Awareness Campaign on Violence Free Election held in Owerri weekend condemned the politics of violence and destruction through the use of the youths.
The Governor advised the electorates not to give those politicians who use the youths to destroy the system the opportunity to govern them.
He insisted that votes in the November 11th Governorship election in the state must count, assuring government’s commitment towards ensuring that every vote counts.
The Governor challenge the security to go against anybody that will engage in destroying the election, while he assured that the 2023 election will be violent-free.
Recall that as part of measures put in place to cushion the effect of the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government, Uzodinma had over the weekend announced the increase of minimum wage of workers in the state to N40,000.
Governor Hope Uzodinma who addressed a strategic stakeholders meeting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Saturday, also revealed that his government will make available N5bn soft loan for farmers to enhance their productivity.
The governor further reeled out some other measures that will ameliorate the sufferings of Imo people in all sectors.