Members of varied socio-cultural teams within the Owerri zone and little children beneath the aegis of Coalition for Owerri Reawakening on Saturday expressed concern over the killings of younger males because the administration of Senator Hope Uzodinma in Imo State.
The group in a summit attended by elders, academia, captains of business, businessmen and girls, skilled our bodies, amongst others the place they raised eyes brows over worsening financial, social, and political situations dealing with the folks of the zone, queried why younger folks had been being killed throughout the state.
The summit was chaired by Maj. Gen. Collins R.U Ihekire.
It referred to as on the federal government of Imo State to start a therapeutic course of by halting the pattern and reaching out to households of the victims.
The group, whereas appreciating that the standing of a state capital comes at a price, famous with dismay that there appears to be a deliberate coverage to render Owerri folks homeless by the wanton grabbing of lands by successive administrations since 1976, which reached a crescendo between 2011 and 2019 and has additionally reared its ugly head in Uzodinma’s administration.
It stated,”Most worrisome is the truth that most lands taken from Owerri folks beneath the abuse of the Land Use Act for overriding public curiosity are later transformed to personal use.”
It stated until date, nothing concrete has been completed to rebuild the Ekeukwu Owerri ancestral market or compensate those that misplaced their family members and items value billions of naira to the unlawful demolition of the market.
The summit appreciated the folks of Orlu and Okigwe zones for “harkening to our cry by massively electing an Owerri son as Governor of the state in 2019 but notes that the unfortunate Supreme Court judgment of 14th January has worsened the situation on the political equation in the state”.
It counseled Hon. Emeka Ihedioha for making Owerri’s zone and certainly, Imo folks proud throughout his seven months keep in workplace by addressing the myriads of administrative and infrastructural challenges head on, assuring him that historical past is not going to overlook him.