Nekede youths want indigene as Poly rector

Youths in Nekede, Owerri West Local Government of Imo State, have canvassed for the government to approve the appointment of a Nekede indigene as rector of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede.
The campaign came up as screening began for a replacement of Dr. (Mrs) Celestina Njoku whose second tenure as rector of the polytechnic expires next month September.
Briefing newsmen after a visit to the three traditional rulers in Nekede, leaders of the Youths from Umualum, Umudibia and Umnoma communities alleged marginalization of their communities since the polytechnic was cited in their area.
Comrades Chinedu Ejiogu Sharika, Chukwuma Ibekwe and Tony Asika Uneze said that since the ploy was established 40 years ago, no indigene of the host community has assured any principal position in the school.    According to them, here is a lot of professional and academics from the community serving in the school, such their distinguished son, Desmond Oparaku, who they said possessed the required credentials to assure the positions of rector in the institution.
The youths, therefore, appealed to the three traditional rulers, HRH Eze Morrison Eke, HRH Eze Godwin Meremiri and HRH Eze Steve Agumanu, the Imo State government, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)  the Presidency and other agencies to “effect justice” over the matter.

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