The Imo Awareness Coalition, IAC,has expressed surprise over names bandied about in the media interested in replacing late Senator Benjamin Uwajumuogu
Senator Uwajumuogu had represented Okigwe zone in the Senate until his death last week.
Some of them were said to be holding nocturnal meetings ahead of possible re run to replace the Senator.
Since he died, some political heavyweights in Okigwe zone have been reported to be interested in replacing him.
Reacting to the development, the Imo Awareness Coalition, IAC , said it is premature for anyone to think of replacing the Senator when his remains still lies cold in the morgue.
A statement by the group signed by its President, Emmanuel Okwu, said it is shocked that barely a week the Senator died, some people are already scrambling to replace him.
“We do understand that nature abhors vacuum, but it is strange how some persons have shown interest in the Senate Seat barely a week afte he died.
“Were they wishing him dead? We are conscious of the fact that indeed Okigwe Senate Seat needs a replacement but those interested should pause and wait for INEC fix a date for a fresh election
“As a mark of honour for the late Senator, his kinsmen interested in the race should tarry a while. It should be a period of mourning for the people of Okigwe zone who have lost an illustrious son.
“This is not the time for politicking. This is the time to be sober and reflect on the demise of the Senator.