The serene atmosphere enjoyed by the people of Owerri West local government area of Imo State was yesterday threatened following the omission of Hon. Emmadan Chima in the list of members of the Transition Committee to represent Avu/Oforolar Ward.
According to a reliable source, Hon Chima, a frontline politician and chairman of Agenda Elders’ Forum in the council was said to have been nominated by Governor Rochas Okorocha at Ahiajoku Convention Center where all political bigwigs in the state were present became surprised when his name was trickily substituted with one Dorathy Okere whom the report allegedly confirmed was not a registered member of APC in the area.
The source who further hinted that Hon. Chima, a coordinator of the Movement for the Survival of the Igbos (MOSIP) in LGA worked assiduously for the emergence of Governor Okorocha during the 2011 general election and expressed unhappiness that some disgruntled elements who think that government belongs to them alone thwarted the order of the governor who single-handedly picked Hon. Chima for the position.
Meanwhile, in a protest letter dated January 18th, 2014 and signed by Hon. Emmadan Chima reads in parts, “I am totally disillusioned and disappointed that some disgruntled elements displaced list already approved by the power that be, I had abandoned all my friends except those that preach our great party (APC), appointing me as TC member in my Ward is to put a round peg in a round hole”,
Continuing, “in view of the above statement, as the directive of the Executive Governor of Imo State was not followed, which is the power that be, I therefore advise that the directive should be followed for the interest of the entire citizen of Avu/Oforolar Ward one, and for justice sake”.
Hon. Chima while speaking further recalled that all media houses in the state were awashed with his name enclosed as member of the Transition Committee representing his Ward and regretted that the Governor’s kind gesture to pay him back for all his efforts has continued to elude him.
He therefore called on all leaders in Owerri west LGA and Imo State at large to intervene urgently to avoid any break down of law and order even while maintaining his total rejection to any name whatsoever replacing his name.