The people of Orodo in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State have called on the State governor, Owelle Anayo Rochas Okorocha, to consider appointing one of them as a commissioner in his cabinet.
The President-General of the, federation of Orodo Autonomous Communities (FOAC), Chief Basil Chukwu, made the cale recently while interacting with newsmen in Orodo during a grand reception organized by FOAC for HRM Eze Samuel Oghiri, Obi of Obi Orodo and Chairman of the state council of Ndieze.
Chief Chukwu argued that Orodo has been under represented politically since the Easter Nigeria regional government, despite that they have highly educated and industrious people among them.
The PG who thanked the governor for enthroning their son as Eze Imo, noted that the position is not political, adding that the people need someone they can look up to for political leadership.
“Any Orodo man will tell the governor to give us commissioner and if he does, it will remain evergreen in the heart of Orodo people. The position of Eze Imo is not political”, he said, adding that Eze Ohiri is, therefore, not in politics.
He, however, praised him for his philanthropy and noted that since he became Eze Imo, “Eze metuwa” as he is fondly called due to his philanthropic disposition, has brought sanity into the traditional institution in Imo State.
The PG also asked for repair of Nkwo Orodo market road, move electric transformers and more autonomous communities.