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Byline: Onyinye Ukwuoma
Ideally they should be dictating the political pace in Imo State going by their sheer numerical strength and long hold on power.
But since 2007 when the quest for political ambition and truncated dreams reared their ugly heads, the reverse of fortunes seems to be the lot of people of Orlu political zone of the state. Parading an array of stars and political heavyweights, Orlu zone comprising 12 of the 27 local governments in Imo State was regarded as the political slaves of others.
The people from there were treated with derision and described as mere traders with no commanding height in the civil or teaching service as against their colleagues from Owerri and Okigwe zones respectively. This state of affairs imposed a heavy burden of responsibility on them such that they correctly wondered whether they were the ones who produced late K.O Mbadiwe, Mbonu Ojike and the rest who ruled their world during the first and second republics.
Mercifully, other prominent sons of Imo State from other zones …