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2015: Group Appeals to Chime over Allegation of Marginalisation

Worried about their fate in the 2015 general elections, some elders and leaders of Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State, have appealed to Governor Sullivan Chime over an allegation of attempts to deny them a seat in the House of Representatives.
 
The leaders, who alleged that there were grand plans to marginalise the area by denying the people the national assembly seat come 2015, said Chime’s attention was needed to stop the injustice.
 
The group’s Chairman and Secretary, Mr. Ignatius Onodugo and Mr. Thomas Omada, in a statement, expressed concern that there were plans to breach the rotation agreement between the area and the neighbouring local government area, Igbo-Etiti, on the Federal Constituency seat in Nsukka zone.
 
The group accused some politicians of planning to do away with the agreement just because it was no longer their turn, and added that since the inception of the present republic in 1999 till date, Uzo-Uwani has served only four years out of the 16 years by 2015, when the present legislator in the National Assembly might have completed her tenure, making Igbo-Etiti to occupy the position for 12 years.
 
“It is in the interest of the foregoing that we call on all men of goodwill to see the need for an Uzo-Uwani to take the next turn. We are saying this based on noticeable clandestine moves by the incumbent to continue in office against the spirit and letters of the agreement”, the statement said.
 
According to the group, Governor Chime, being an apostle of consensus and politics without bitterness, should not allow such injustice to reign in the state.

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