OurMumudondo Movement, Imo state chapter in partnership with notable Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and media practitioners in Imo state, will on Friday November 24, 2017 embark on a “warning sit-out protest”, opposite the EEDC office along Port Harcourt Road, Owerri.
This is in protest against prevailing outrageous billing of Imo electricity consumers, nonsupply and distribution of pre-paid meters, resort to extortion and exploitation of consumers through estimated electricity charges, etc.
During the sit-out, OurMumudondo Movement will officially present a charter of demands to the officials and management of EEDC through the network manager of the Owerri branch, on what should be done to allay the fears and soothe the frayed nerves of consumers.
The demands will include immediate release and distribution of all pre-paid meters already applied for, without which Imo consumers will be compelled to stop further payment of electricity bills and request for drastic downward review of the billing system.
More importantly, EEDC would be warned against erratic power disconnections especially now that it is obvious that Imolites have virtually been subjected to epileptic power supply.
Failure to adhere strictly and promptly to these demands will force OurMumudondo Movement to commence the process of sending EEDC parking from Imo state by using every legitimate or lawful means including dragging both EEDC and the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) headquarters, Abuja, to court.
OurMumudondo Movement as part of the demands, also, wishes to warn EEDC to desist from employing and engaging half-baked and amateurish road side technicians for professional jobs and services as doing so has led majority of such technicians to their early grave, especially here in Imo state.
Finally, during the sit-out, our resource persons would seize the opportunity to address the press to drive home the message to the management of EEDC whose insensitivity demands the imminent sit-out.
Comr Precious Nwadike
Comr Otumba Nathan Anaele
State Publicity Secretary