A group, Imo Indigenes in Diaspora, have bemoaned the political arrangement in the state, particularly the inability of Okigwe zone to secure a second term during Ikedi Ohakim’s administration.
The group said in the spirit of zoning, Okigwe zone should be allowed to produce the governor of the state in 2015.
A communique at a meeting of the group and other indigenes held weekend in Germany, said: “Improving the life of Imo State indigenes at home through good governance is not a favour but an undeniable right of the people.
“This has propelled notable sons and daughters of this zone and other Imo State indigenes in Diaspora to come together as a unit with a resolve to present one of our own to contest the Imo State gubernatorial election come 2015 to ensure that Okigwe zone completes her remaining four years at the Douglas House Owerri.”
The group also bemoaned the rate of unemployment in the state, which it said had encouraged robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities; traffic congestion in Owerri and the state of roads as issues bedeviling the state.