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To historians the world over, there are certain dates of the year which when any historical event takes place, it becomes of great interest to historians and political pundits. Such curious dates would include 1st January (1,1), February (2,2), march (3,3), April, (4,4) etc. of course when the dates grow in height such as 7th July (7,7) it becomes more intriguing.

To historians the world over, there are certain dates of the year which when any historical event takes place, it becomes of great interest to historians and political pundits. Such curious dates would include 1st January (1,1), February (2,2), march (3,3), April, (4,4) etc. of course when the dates grow in height such as 7th July (7,7) it becomes more intriguing.

Therefore, could it be a coincidence that for the first time in the history of Owerri people which includes the following blocks: Mbaise block, Orratta block, Mbaike block, Ngor Okpalla, chose 11th November 11,11 to summon hold their ever celebrated political summit. If it is coincidence or not, but it cannot be forgotten by every Owerri man of complete sense of belonging with in-depth knowledge of the misapplications of zoning principles which simply means, “Equity to all”. Or if properly put in Igbo lexicon of idiomatic expressions or proverbial sayings could mean, “If we have three things to share amongst three persons, anybody who does not want to cheat, will simply take one while each of the other two will take one each. Then equity has been established or done.
Equally, this proverb could still apply, “anybody who snatches what belongs to a child from that child and raises his hands up out of the reach of the child, soon, his hand would begin to pain him and he will drop his hand and the child would regain possession.” These two words would suffice here.
Unfortunately, when it comes in the issue of zoning, some people simply just want to assert superior knowledge or sense by flexing the term with erroneous interpretations which borders on “primitive greed”. Or one may say is based on political insatiability. Or further, one can say, borders on parochial acquisition of power to the exclusion of others. Although we claim that our political consciousness is growing, yet we fail to listen to great words of wisdom or great philosophers or political scientist or even earlier political actors who had tested the arrays of political; actions to come to the conclusions with certain wisdom for later followers to adopt. For example, Kensington Norte has reasoned, “equity in functional politics is a stabilizing factor which makes all political actors to conform to agreed principles. Francis Hall in his own words said, “Equitable distribution of office spoils in any given polity abolished conflicts, frictions and complaints and sometimes protests. Furthermore, part of his recommendations to the Home office as a “blizzard of political change was to begin in Africa, we must find an equitable means of pacifying the nationalists by being fair to all and to show them that equity and justice and fairness had been done to all.
I can go on and on to reaffirm the inescapability of the political axiom, “equity, justice and fairness” must be the guiding principles or thoughts of our political leaders at all times. In her own thesis Enow Cynthia   a political sociologist has reasoned in dealing with political issues among various ethnic nationalities in developing nations, whether at state, national or community level, the only way to pacify aggrieved citizenry is to adopt positive equitable distribution of offices, right and privileges.
In all them statements quoted above the operating words have remained justice, equity and fairness. ''who can thwart the words of the words of wisdom of those who had tried various political actions
The only problem we have in our context is that once power enters the hands of anyone, one thinks that the entire world has enter ones palm to close. No it does not and cannot work that way in any system no matter how the people are. Another  problem is our inability to respect  the view of other becomes simply we believe that with heavy amount of money in our hands we can change the day to becomes night it is not possible .if it happens there will be no system for it to operate. For example nobody who sells is father's compound to obtain power, he will not have any place to stand to exercise or enjoy that power .after there is another Igbo adage nobody should use two hands to drag what does not belong to him.
One way our brothers and sisters from Orlu and Okigwe must stop to appropriate to themselves cumulative wisdom and intelligence or smartness .Cox Hughes once wrote,” if you outsmart a person in a game, he is likely to outsmart you and to hold you in perpetual mental or physical domination.”
It is not in the best interest of our society to use pages of local tabloids to radical Owerri people that they are this or that are easily gullible in terms of politics or that an average Owerri man for plate of porridge. We must remember that is wrong to remind someone constantly that he is foolish, he definitely use you to experiment his wisdom without you knowing it. By the time you realize it he has made foolishness out of you.
Yes, the people of Owerri political zone had gathered on the 11th November to tell themselves the bitter truth. Most of them were indeed aggrieved and bitter to a point that if the governorship is denied of them by any means and given the widespread bitterness in them, they may be pushed to make governance difficult for such a person who may think that he is smarter.
According to Mike Ahamba in his lead paper at the summit, “what Owerri people need is an equitable reciprocity.”
Finally, as an elder in this State with a lot of global experiences in political activities. I hope what I said here would guide the Imo persons aright.
I remember when I was growing up, there used to be a lorry which plied between Arondizuogu and Aba with the inscription ''live and let live'' of course there is a biblical equivalent which say ''do unto others way you want others to do unto you'' Matthew 7 vs 1.indeed it is the turn of Owerri zone to produce the next governor of Imo State. This is not asking too much from the people of Imo State. This is not back time by Orlu in particular and Okigwe zone in general. After all ''do me as I do you, God no dey vex. do indeed to say more Fortunately, Owerri zone has array of eminently qualified person who can make good governor.

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