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As 17 governorship candidates prepare to slug it out for the seat at Douglas House on the 11th of the November in Imo State, the state government has assured stakeholders of level playing ground in the exercise, advising them to embrace ‘peace, fairness and enduring growth’ as embedded in the state’s Charter of Equity.
Dr. Fidel Onyeneke who is the Special Adviser to the governor on Imo Orientation Agency, made this known in a statement he issued in Owerri which was sent to The Eastern Updates.
According to him, the document, which is about rotation of power on a zonal basis, would take care of “bickering, mudslinging and other violent activities” characterising indecent electoral processes.
According to Onyeneke, both residents and indigenes of the state will benefit greatly if they read the contents of the document.
He disclosed that public advocacy and engagement would be adopted to drive home the message at community level.
He urged the electorate to return Uzodimma, for second and final tenure in the coming election to enable him handover to an Owerri zone person in 2028, as spelt out in the document. s
In a related development, at the flag off of Uzodimma’s campaign, which was held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Wetheral Road, Owerri, yesterday, Shettima urged Imo electorate to cast their votes for the governor, saying that he will not fail them in the provision of democratic dividends.
The Eastern Updates gathered that others present at the event were governors of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Governor Mallam Umar Namadi of Jigawa; Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto State; Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State, among others.