PG. Nnewichi Disagrees with Obi of Nnewichi , says Nobody agreed on Zoning
The President General of Nzuko Agamnuiru Nnewichi, Hon. CY. Okolo has denied insinuations in some quarters that Nnewichi community agreed on Zoning before the Anambra State House of Assembly Election.
You will recall that we reported the statement of a Former Nnewi North Local Govt council Chairman, Mr. Martin Okafor, where he condemned the zoning arrangement that was introduced into Nnewichi Polity.
It seems as if Mr. Martin Okafor is not the only Nnewichi Stakeholder who is not comfortable with the Zoning arrangement as would be deciphered from Hon CY Okolo’s reaction to the zoning arrangement.
Speaking to Anaedoonline.com, Hon CY Okolo who was visibly bold on his stance said that the zoning agreement claim was politically motivated.
He said “Initially we made the necessary preparation for zoning by setting up a committee on zoning which had all the quarters represented, because of the realities on ground then, we decided to step down the issue in order to allow all the quarters and candidates participate in the election because you cannot change the goal post when the match is on. What we agreed was that after the election, we will then discuss on the zoning arrangement ”
Speaking further he said, “Before the election, we got calls from different political parties that that advised us on the inherent disadvantages that are associated with the Zoning of political seats such as House of Assembly, in fact, Nnewichi Youths came and appealed that we should step down the issue of the Zoning in other to allow more competent candidates to participate in the process. Our decision to allow everyone to contest the election ensured that we had a good democratic process”
Asked about his reaction on the rejection of Nonso Okafor’s homage by His Highness, Obi Geroge Onyekaba (Obidiugwu), he assured that the issue will soon be resolved with ongoing discussion in Nnewichi community, he said that Nonso Okafor will soon be officially welcomed by Obi Nnewichi.