A group of Imo State Elders have that they have not endorsed any candidate in the November 4 gubernatorial election in the state.


The elders, in a statement jointly signed by Chief Nicholas Adiele Oparaku and Elder Isaac Nnorom Okoronkwo, on behalf of “Concerned Elders in Imo State”, and circulated to journalists, in Abuja, dispelled media reports suggesting that they have endorsed a particular candidate in the contest.


They noted that the reported endorsement of one of the candidates by some individuals cannot be suited to be the collective decision of Imo Elders.


According to them, “For clarity, Imo elders have not endorsed any candidate neither have the elders delegate or authorised any person to issue any form of endorsement on any governorship candidate for now.


“To set the record straight, elders in Imo State have been reviewing the state of affairs of Imo State and in line with the fears, anxieties and apprehension of the people of the state with a view to finding ways to salvage the situation and return inclusiveness, peace, harmony and political stability in the state.