Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma Calls for the creation of a new state in the region
Written by Ogbodo Emmanuel on June 17, 2021
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has proposed for the creation of a new state in the region.
Uzodinma made the statement while speaking at the House of Representatives’ South-East Zonal public hearing on the Nigerian Constitution’s review.
”Ndiigbo will begin to see equity in action when an amended constitution births a sixth state in the southeast.
“The Igbo people seek a constitutional guarantee of their inalienable rights as citizens. A sixth state will go a long way in assuaging the acclaimed marginalisation,” he said.
The governor reaffirmed the Igbo people’s belief in a unified Nigeria.
“I call on all Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the public hearing to present what they think is necessary for our constitution to be called the peoples’ constitution,” he said.
In light of recent security threats in the state, he praised the committee for going forward with the event