Imo Town Union Executives dissolved. 4th tier government elections hold April 19th.

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has dissolved  the Executives of  the 357  town unions across the twenty seven (27) local government areas of the state ahead of the 4th  Tier Government election  billed   for April,  2012  in the state.

Governor Okorocha  stated this during a breakfast   meeting  with the traditional  rulers  in Imo State at Ahiajoku  Centre,  new Owerri.

The governor dissolved the Town Union EXCOS to pave way for a level playing ground  for all the intending  aspirants for the   4th tier government   election in the state come April,  9, 2012.

Governor  Okorocha urged Imolites who are interested in contesting for the post of President-General of Communities, Community Speaker,

Women and Youth  leaders to kick start their campaign for the  forth coming election;  noting that Option A4  system of voting will be adopted for the  polls.

The governor  also ordered that  all the communities that  failed to produce their   traditional ruler against the government advise to  do so, to avoid being merged with  their mother community.

While  stressing that all  traditional rulers in the state  are
expected to reside in  their communities, Governor Okorocha pointed out that all Imolites  in the state government – owned  primary, secondary and   tertiary  institutions to submit  their names through a form to their   traditional ruler who  according to him will forward same to the government through the Ministry of Local Government.

The governor added that when  put in place, the  4th tier government will attract  unprecedented development to the communities of the state, thereby  projecting Imo State as the most developed state across the country.

Meanwhile, the traditional ruler of Osuama community in Isiala Mbano LGA, HRH,  Eze Charles  Obinna  Onuoha  applauded the governor for his transformation plan for the state through the  4th tier government,assuring that the idea will bring more development to the grassroots.


Eze Onuoha pointed out that  such level of government is equally practiced in the US  and UK   which according to him is called City Council, mainly in charge of the grassroots, since they are expected to know more of  their areas.

HRH, Eze  George Nwosu of  Umuekwune community in Ngor Okpala LGA also stated that governor Okorocha’s plan of 4th tier government  is a wonderful thing to  happen in the state and urged Imolites to support the  development plan.

Ebere Uzoukwa
SA Media [Print]
6th March, 2012

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