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Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Imo State, religious leaders based in the State have offered prayers for God’s intervention.
They also appealed to the entire Imo citizens to embrace and support efforts that would make the coming election credible and peaceful.
The religious leaders made the appeal at a one-day interactive meeting with management staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, which was held in Owerri.
Speaking, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Imo State chapter, Rev. Eches Divine Eches, and Chairman, Imo State Muslim Council, Prince Bashir Muhammed Uwakwe, among others, promised to assist with effort that would help ensure that the coming guber election meets expectations of the people.
They also commended the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Prof. Sylvia Agu, for her effort to ensure that the electoral exercise is hitch-free.
Earlier, Agu said that the meeting, which also had in attendance faith-based groups, was organised by the Commission in preparation for the 11th of November guber poll in the state.
While stressing on the important roles of religious leaders as agents of change and opinion moulders, she appealed to them to support the Commission in its effort to achieve improved performance in the entire exercise.
In another report, Sen. Osita Ngwu who is the senator representing Enugu West Zone, has declared that the Southeast Senate Caucus will not relent in its quest for more ministerial slots for the region in the recently constituted Federal Executive Council.
Ngwu told reporters in Enugu that although President Bola Tinubu may have fulfilled the constitutional requirements by appointing a minister from each of the five states in the region, he will lister to the agitation of the senators for more slots.
The senator said the Southeast Caucus has not been comfortable with the five ministerial slots, adding that it will employ dialogue to achieve its desire for more appointments.