It was exactly one year ago today, April 26th that the Imo Gubernatorial election was declared inconclusive by the INEC Chief Returning Officer , Prof Enoch Akobundu. Elections did not hold in Ohaji/Egbema, Mbaitoli and Ngor Okpala Local government areas.
Subsequently, a re-run was scheduled for May 6th. Imolites fought fearlessly to ensure the victory of the incumbent Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha.
This note below was a comment from a recent article here on the Blog.
“My good friend Rochas, I read the news about your reshuffled cabinet: but remember Barrister Emeka Obijiaku, that man whose car was smashed just for protecting your vote at Obinugu autonomous.”
– Eze Louis Obijiaku
Truth is, there are many “Barr. Obijiaku’s” who fought to ensure the Governor’s victory. Not everyone will get an appointment but hopefully someday, their efforts will be rewarded.
As we reflect on the events that took place in the state during the campaign, we remember those who lost their lives . Our hearts go out to their families.
For all the blood that was shed in the struggle , may the Lords’s watchful eyes never depart from Imo. AMEN!