Imo indigenes task confab delegates on interest of Igbos
By Mike Oboh The Imo Consultative Assembly (ICA) which is made up of Imo indigenes resident in Abuja has advised Imo delegates to the on-going national conference to be alive to their responsibilities while the conference lasts.
According to a statement signed by Barrister Maxwell Alaeto and Nkonye Kingsley Evarest, convener and secretary of the group respectively, it advised the delegates to always protect the interest of the state and by extension, all Igbo states in their deliberations at the conference.
It reminded the delegates that its members were monitoring their contributions at the conference and said should they fail to pursue the course of the state, posterity will not fail to judge them harshly.
The group pointed out that the decision of the conference to settle for 70% as a bench-mark for taking decisions, especially on those issues that consensus cannot resolve, has put the South-East geo-political zone in a great disadvantage.
It however advised delegates from the state not to lose sight of the quality of patriotism expected of them, such that was pursued by the late Dr Sam Onunaka Mbakwe.
The group said it is aware of moves being made by delegates from other geo-political zones to buy their colleagues, but advised that where such lobby is against the interest of Imo people, they should not yield to it.