In the lead-up to the Imo State governorship election on November 11, HRH Eze Dr Oliver Ohanwe, the traditional ruler of Ihim Autonomous Community, urged eligible voters to ignore disruptive forces and exercise their franchise freely.
He expressed concern about criminal elements infiltrating communities from neighboring states, causing intimidation and coercion. Eze Ohanwe emphasized the significance of elections in civil societies and warned against incitement of violence, urging people to participate to prevent undesirable outcomes.
Speaking from his residence in Owerri, Eze Ohanwe highlighted the importance of every zone, ward, and booth having the opportunity to vote, emphasizing that denying this chance might lead to the wrong candidate winning.
He cautioned security agencies to maintain civility and courtesy while ensuring safety during the polls. He called for a level playing field for all political parties and candidates, urging local and international observers to portray the state positively.
As the chairman of the Okigwe Global Leadership Forum and a founding member of the Imo Charter of Equity, Eze Ohanwe advocated for reinstating the charter to promote equity, justice, and fairness among the Owerri, Orlu, and Okigwe zones. He praised Governor Hope Uzodimma’s achievements and endorsed him for a second term, believing it would lead the state to greater growth and development.
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