Charles Ugochukwu Ahize-the Labour Party (LP) Candidate for the Imo West Senatorial district had lamented the plight of the people of his district whom he said are now fleeing their homes over the ceaseless insecurity in the area
According to him, ” there has been a mass exodus of our people in the Zone to neighbouring towns and villages for safety arising from disturbing security challenges in the area.”
He, however, promised to seek an audience with the President for possible amnesty for both IPOB and the ESN as had been granted to the Boko-Haram sect.
Chief Ahize believed that Justice must be for all for the nation to move forward.
He said apart from being dislodged from their ancestral homes by criminal elements who kill, maim, and burn their houses and other valuable properties which have made them refugees in foreign lands, the embattled indigenes have virtually lost all their properties and had become objects of pity.
Ahize- raised the alarm at a parley with newsmen in Owerri, the Imo state capital Monday, promised to restore normalcy in his district area pointing out that he has the capacity and connection to do so
He recalled that the Obigbo movement which he floated demanded jobs and political appointments from the Lagos State Government for Igbos residents in Lagos in those old days
According to him, these efforts reportedly laid the foundation for the placement of the Igbos in key positions in Lagos state.
The business mogul-turned politician who hails from Umuezenachi-Ihuoma, in the Orlu council area decried the embarrassing level of dilapidation of structures including roads and erosion havocs in the 12 council areas of the zone occasioned by the administrative incompetence and poverty of visions by past leaders from the area, stating that he had already given a number of these roads a face lift through grading.
“ I believe that our leaders must have conscience and empathy but unfortunately, some politicians do not have this. With courage, truthfulness and local content law, we will change the narrative in Orlu zone”.
He challenged journalists in the country to be couragous, fearless and objective in their reportage, assuring that he would come to the aide of any of them arrested for objective, accurate and unbiased reporting.
The politicians advised registered electorate to go and collect their PVCs, vote according to their conscience and defend their votes.
Also speaking, the LP candidates for the Njaba, Isu, Nwangele and Nkwerre Federal Constituency-Chief Ozurumba Nwugo and that for Nwangele state constituency-Edith Nwosu in their separate remarks noted that while the LP is for the masses, the APC and the PDP are for the bourgeoisie.
“If you are happy with what is happening in Nigeria toady, vote for APC and PDP, but if you are not, chase them away with your votes and vote for the LP they stated”.