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Imo Community Declare Support For State’s Development Agenda

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It was a day of unity and celebration in Umuohiadagu Umualum Nekede Community, of Imo state as residents came together to show their support for Governor Hope Uzodinma.

They marched through the streets, their voices echoing through the air as they chanted their endorsement of his leadership.

The people barricaded the Government House entrance displaying placards with various inscriptions: “We support this project”, “God Bless the Governor”, “We are not in opposition with the government”, “Onwa, Go ahead, the People of Nekede are in full support of the project”.

Ben Maduagwu spoke with conviction, reiterating their appreciation for Governor Uzodimma’s leadership and establishing a crucial fact: they were the legitimate representatives of the community. He drew a clear line, emphasizing that the government must recognize them as the sole authority.

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“We are the real people of the Umuohiadagu community and we are here to counter whatsoever any group has done to claim they are part of our community.”

Elder Charles Iwuchukwu and Onyinyechi Ugwuegbulam added their voices to the discussion, emphasizing that the land was their ancestral property, which they had generously given to the government to facilitate growth and progress.

Barr Emeka Agbor, the Deputy Chief of Staff, warmly received the group and acknowledged their steadfast support for the administration, thanking them for their loyalty to Governor Hope Uzodimma’s vision..

“On behalf of the shared prosperity government of Senator Uzodimma, I want to let you know that the Governor is happy that the people of the community are here and are ever ready to support him.”

A conflicting scene had unfolded earlier, as a group of protesters gathered to voice their grievances, claiming that the government had seized their land without their permission, leading to a heated dispute.

According to the protesters, Nze Ozichukwu Chukwu and others had been involved in the controversial land acquisition, which had left them without fair compensation or recognition of their rights.

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