The people of Omor community in Ayamelum local government area of Anambra State have called on the State House of Assembly Speaker, Honourable Uche Okafor, to step down his third term ambition for the interest of fairness, equity, peace and unity in the area.
The community also called on the state governor, Chukwuma Soludo, to intervene, threatening that if the Speaker refuse to step down his third term agenda, respect and abide by the zoning arrangement instituted earlier by stakeholders from Ayamelum State Constituency for various political offices, where the Speaker represents, it will amount to political violence during the election.
The Paradise News gathered that the call followed the endorsement of the speaker by some people of Ayamelum Local government area including Omambala Women Traders Association, Ayamelum chapter for the Speaker’s third term reelection bid.
Speaking on behalf of Omor community, in a press briefing in Awka, on Thursday, Barrister Mike Ikegbunam, argued that Omor community should be allowed to produce the next State Constituency Member in line with the zoning arrangement.
He said it was a breach of agreement for the incumbent Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon Uche Okafor, from Ifite Ogwari to present himself for a third term in the constituency.
While demanding for equity as the build up for 2023 political dispensation intensifies, he said it was the turn of Omor community to produce the next lawmaker in the spirit of fairness, equity and to sustain the already existing peace in the area.
“When Hon. Uche Okafor was allowed to contest for a second term, we allowed him because he said the former Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, wanted to make him the Speaker of the House of Assembly. But now, we can’t allow him go for a third term as it negates our zoning formular. Somebody from Omor should go this time around”, Ikegbunam frowned
He then drew the attention of various stakeholders to the impending breach of agreement by some political actors to actualize their selfish ambition which could be detrimental to the peace being enjoyed in the constituency.
“Since nobody from the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) is contesting the forthcoming primaries with him, I called on other contesters from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties filing candidates in the Constituency, to get prepared for replacement, come 2023 generation”, he stated.