Community leader counsels politicians on 2015 election By Gid Ahanonu

A community leader and the immediate past President General of Owerri Community Assembly (OCA) Chief (Dr) Christian Owenya Anukam (Agbawo-Dike Izu) has warned all the political parties in the state against imposition of candidates with the 2015 election for Owerri Municipal Council.

Chief Oweaya gave this warning recently in Owerri while addressing APGA Chieftains and supporters in Owerri, insisting that primaries should be conducted for both indigenes and non indigenes in the parties for credible candidates to emerge.

He reminded them that Owerri Municipal has no room for a second tenure in office for the state assembly position.

According to him, under the zoning arrangement, the state assembly seat is now for Ikenegbu Ward 1 ie. (Umuororonjo/Amawom).

Chief Oweaya who is fondly called Agbawo-Dike Izu,” adviced political parties who want their guber candidate to win in Owerri, to equally vote for a credible member to the state assembly to actualize their dreams. He recommended option A4 for the primary elections. He equally appreciated governor Rochas Okorocha for renovating the Imo House of Assembly Complex.

Speaking at the occasion, the Owerri Municipal Council APGA Chairman, Engr. Bernard Nkwocha disclosed that their tour was to assess their acceptability in the capital city.

He remarked that the present APGA is different from the former and assured the people of a transparent administration under his leadership.

He advised members to be united and shun propaganda and rumour mongers, while taking the party’s gospel home and win more members.

The ward chairman, Mr. Augustine Mbata thanked Chief Oweaya for his presence love and fatherly adv ice and prayed for their featuring of credible, effective and transparent candidates in 2015 polls.