Community urges Chime to address injustice in Enugu South
Indigenes of Ugwuaji Community in Enugu State, has called on Governor Sullivan Chime to address the marginalisation and injustice going on in Enugu South Local Government Area.
According to a statement made available by the leaders of the community, Ugwuaji Community is widely known in Enugu State as a peaceful community that has always been supporting anything that could move Enugu State forward but it not fair that since the creation of Enugu State in 1991, councillorship position is the only elected position the community can boost of.
However, the statement revealed that Amaechi, Obeagu, Akwuke and Ugwuaji are the communities that made up Enugu South Local Government Area but Amaechi Community where the former governor of Enugu State, Chimaroke Nnamani, former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, former governor of the Old Anambra, Jim Nwobodo and the former House of Representativess member who is also the Ambassador to Japan, Goddy Agbo are all from, has produced Hon Ikengwo , Dr Okoh, Mr. Onya , Goddy Agbo Chairman , Sunday Anyawu , Hon Charlie Nwabueze , Hon Emma Okenwa and Nwabueze Okafor who is currently servivng his second term.
The other two communities, Obeagu and Akwuke have also produced either a lawmaker or a local government chairman.
This is injustice and unacceptable. 'If they don't want to give us what we are advocating for, they should let us know the local government or state we belong to because this imbalance which has continued till this day, cut across the appointment of people to political offices and most importantly election to chairmanship of Enugu South Local Government Area,' the statement said.
Further, the statement said that the qualified men and women from Ugwuaji and Obeagu-Ugwuaji communities have been denied the opportunity of effective and active participation in the development of Enugu State.