“This is a very important issue to Ndi Imo. Hence, when the information came to us as a Body, CAN, we went into action by investigating the root of the matter.
“After so many calls and meetings in the last two days,(17th and 18th July 2018),we came to an understanding of the following:
“That the said bill is not an executive bill but was sponsored by a member who is trying to use the bill to gain cheap popularity. Hence, it should be disregarded.
“That we have been assured by the leadership of the House through the CPS of Mr Speaker that the leadership of the House will soon dissociate self from the said bill.
“That the Speaker having led the Southern Speakers Forum last year to reject such a bill, it will now amount to double standards if such bill happens to find its way through the back door to the House with same Speaker.
“That in line with our understanding with the leadership of the House through the CPS to Mr Speaker, a press statement disassociating the leadership of the House from the bill will be released today, the 19th of July,2018 or before the end of this week so as to douse the tension generated by the said bill.
“That Imo people are law- abiding citizens. Hence should go about their normal duties as the said Bill will not see the light of the day.
“That Imo people are law- abiding citizens. Hence should go about their normal duties as the said Bill will not see the light of the day. “We sincerely appreciate every one in the last two days,that showed concern in one way or the other (both those who called) so as to nip this thing in the bud.”
Stakeholders in Imo State said they were seriously befuddled over the silence of Governor Rochas Okorocha on the plan to legalise cattle ranching in the state.Provoked by the said development, Imolites in different fora spoke to South-East Voice in Owerri, saying that they would resist any attempt by the government to establish cattle ranching in Imo State.