Those who are poised to work against the success of the recently proposed Imo Charter of Equity may be doing so at their own peril as the traditional rulers in Imo State have taken the idea to the gods of the land, asking them to deal mercilessly with overt and covert saboteurs.
The monarchs also asked the gods for yet another thing – to support the reelection of Governor Hope Uzodimma with everything within their reach.
Led by the Imo State Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Emmanuel Okeke, the monarchs assembled on Thursday at the Government House Roundabout where they poured libation in support of the Imo State Charter of Equity and the re-election bid of Governor Uzodimma and more importantly, against any person or group of persons, that will go contrary the Charter.
The traditional rulers said Governor Uzodimma has performed above expectations, initiating and completing many Federal and State projects in Imo and therefore deserves to be re-elected.
Eze Okeke told the media that “His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodimma has performed creditably well to the admiration of the entire state and especially, to the traditional rulers and their spouses.”
He added that the libation and prayers they came to offer were their own way of endorsing the unanimous agreement of Imo State Council of Elders and all stakeholders in the state who support the full implementation of the Charter of Equity.
According to Eze Okeke, it was also an opportunity for them to pass a vote of confidence on Governor Uzodimma “having seen all the good works he has done in the State.”
Eze Okeke was joined by his brother monarchs in charge of the three Zones in Imo State to pour the libation and offer the prayers.
They were Eze Thomas Obiefule (Orlu), Eze Goddy Okeke (Okigwe) and Eze Osuagwu Akujobi (Owerri).
The zonal monarchs in unison with all their colleagues prayed against any individual or group of persons that would oppose the Imo Charter of Equity or work against the reelection of Governor Uzodimma.
The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Nnamdi Anyaehie and other top government officials witnessed the occasion.