Following the decision by the Ukwa la Ngwa extraction of Abia State to retain the governorship seat for another eight years after the tenure of the incumbent governor, the Abia North Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reacted to this decision, calling the people not to heat up the polity with their agenda.
The Abia Central PDP Zonal Chairman, Chief Chukwudi Ezebuiro in a press statement frowned at the recent clandestine meetings and attendant communiqués flying around on the issue of the successor of Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.
According to the statement signed by Chief Ezebuiro and made available to Newsmen, the party chieftain stated that the focus of every genuine PDP member should be to “Encourage our amiable Governor in his current infrastructural development across the zones and ensuring the party finishes strong.”
The statement reads, “The PDP Abia Central zonal chairman is of view that all hands should be on deck to support and encourage our amiable governor Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu in his current infrastructural development across the zones and ensuring that the party finishes well and strong ahead of 2023 rather than heating up the polity and distracting the focus on good governance.
“The issue of which zone should produce the next governor is a party affair. The current bickering and undue heating up of the polity is uncalled for and should cease in order preserve the unity of the party and zones respectively.
“The focus now should be building a united PDP across the zones and consolidating on our achievements as a party. Abia PDP has remained one united family and at the appropriate time our leaders, caucus and stakeholders will galvanize the required consultation that will resolve the issue of governorship ahead of 2023.”
It could be recalled that the Ukwa La Ngwa Elders’ Council, rose from its inaugural rotational general Amala meeting to resolve that come 2023, the governorship seat would be retained in Ukwa la Ngwa, warning, that no son or daughter of the area should accept the position of Deputy governorship from any party.