An interest group, Imo Concerned Citizens Forum (ICCF), a group of young professionals
and businessmen from Imo state, has called on the people of the state to engage in fervent prayers so that the political impasse in the state would to be over, peacefully.
Convener of the forum, Chief Kingsley Onwubiko, made the call Sunday while speaking with newsmen in Enugu on the upcoming Supreme Court review of Imo state governorship election judgment review billed for Tuesday, February18.
Onwubiko praised the peaceful manner in which Imo state people and residents responded to the Supreme Court’s earlier decision.
He said the forum regretted the attempt to use the Imo House of Assembly, an institution that should be the representative of the people, to try to stampede, cajole and intimidate Imo citizens from freely expressing their right to freedom of expression.
“As the Supreme Court is set to hear the application for review on Tuesday, Feb. 18, the group urges all Imolites to pray to God to deliver our dear state from the current political impasse.
“The group decries the level of waste of resources as well as retrogression and backwardness protest and counter-protest had brought on Imo State and her people these few weeks.
“However, all hope is not lost as there are signs that there would be light at the end of the tunnel soon,’’ he said.
According to him, the forum is calling for continuous prayers from all Imo citizens, against those who are bent on derailing the gains of development and progress in Imo State.
“We are calling on the Supreme Court to review the judgment; looking at facts and figures of the governorship election holistically and dispassionately in the best interest of peace and progress in Imo state,’’ he added.