Imo communities move to shape Ihedioha’s policy focus to avert deviation

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Most communities in Imo State seem no longer willing to allow the elite to form cabal and hijack the agenda of the incoming administration in the state or allow the next governor to be so power-drunk to operate a strange governance system that would look like a runaway government.

Instead, they seem to resolve to embark on participatory approach and help to formulate policy focus of the in-coming administration to be led by Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). To this end, most communities now beckon home their sons and daughters to help articulate community-interest policies and programmes to be submitted to the Governor-Elect, his think-tank, and his transition committees.

This came to light when one of the early ones to make such move, Mbutu-Nweorie Autonomus Community in Aboh Mbaise Local Council Area paid a visit to Ihedioaha’s Arunta country home in Mbutu Mbaise at the Easter weekend. The delegation was led by the Mbutu-Nweorie Stakeholders’ Forum (MNSHF).

Another important group that also paid a visit to Ihedioha same day is the Mbutu Peoples Assembly (MPA) along with other communities from far and near that trooped to Arunta.

A source said most communities including Mbutu-Nweorie people have demanded for an Imo Marshal Plan to draw a blue print for the development of the entire Imo State along an ordered pattern in a particular fashion instead of dumping of ideas and projects on the state without direction.

Some elders that were on the team were said to have also advised Ihedioha to tread on the path of consensus to govern Imo State so that most groups and communities would have a sense of belonging and reduce unnecessary acrimony usually caused by division and marginalisation.

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