(BREAKING) ENUGU 2023: IT IS OUR TURN TO PRODUCE GOVERNOR, STEP ASIDE”, ENUGU WEST TELLS OTHER SENATORIAL DISTRICTS

The major stakeholders of Enugu West senatorial district in Enugu state has vehemently demanded a total yield from other Senatorial districts in the state in the 2023 gubernatorial Election.

They made their demands open in a jointly signed Communique issued in a closed door meeting held on Monday.

The group has stated that in view of the Elections, Enugu state has never had any form of binding rule with regards to Zoning, as such the speculations, in support of Zoning ought to be trashed.

UGAMATV gathered that in recent times, the media has been set agog with this rather outstreched topic, Zoning.

A respondent, in anonymity, claimed that due to Zoning some particular Senatorial districts were automatically unfit to have an Indigenous candidate in the 2023 Gubernatorial Election.

However, Enugu West in their Communique, based of studies of past Governors of Enugu, alleged that they have been rather cheated in the attainment of the Governor’s position as a part of the Communique reads, ” The stakeholders noted with regret that Enugu west senatorial zone has not been fairly treated on the position  of the governorship seat in the state. Facts and history validated the view that the zone has been short changed in the allotment of the governorship position of the state.”

Though lauding the Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for a peaceful working relationship with their leaders particularly those in the National assembly, they still demanded for a total yield in the governorship race, come 2023.

They however, cautioned their Indigenes whom have taken to a  course different From theirs, stating that they should desist from being ‘used’ against their own people.

“That we are aware that some of our sons and daughters are allowing themselves to be used to mislead our people, we expect them to have a rethink and be conscious of the verdict of history when the story of this time will be told, when facts will take precedence over individual wishes and aspirations. For our people who are in government, we understand the circumstances of their present engagement and we believe that they will be duly aligned with our position at appropriate time. Also, it is our expectation that this generation of  leaders will live up to its aspirations that the greatest art of leadership is to be a witness to truth.”, They said.

The Communique reads thus in full;

  1. That the stakeholders of enugu west senatorial district noted with delight the good working relationship between our leaders and the executive governorof the state. Rt. hon ifeanyi lawrence Ugwuanyi. the meeting commended his excellency for his remarkable commitment to peace and security of lives and propertiesof citizens and others living in Enugu state. This peace, security, sustained existing friendly political climate with a tinge of bi-partisan governance approach by his excellency is commendable. We therefore convey without equivocation our inestimable and unparalleled support and solidarity to his excellency.
  2. The stakeholders note with key interest, the current healthy debate in Enugu state on the issue of power shift, rotation and zoning as to which senatorial zone should produce the next governor of Enugu state in the 2023 general elections. This ongoing debate and dialogue in the state gave full expression to the prevailing democratic ecosystem guaranteed by his excellency’s peaceful disposition in the democratic space in the state.
  3. The meeting restated that there has never been any known pre-existing or agreed power rotation arrangement hitherto, in whatever form, nature , parameter, precept, convention, written or unwritten with respect to  which senatorial zone should produce the next governor of Enugu state in recent history. A review of the sequence of past governors in Enugu state becomes imperative.
  4. The stakeholders noted with regret that Enugu wets senatorial zone has not been fairly treated on the position  of the governorship seat in the state. Facts and history validated the view that the zone has been short changed in the allotment of the governorship position of the state.
  5. In view of the foregoing, Enugu north senatorial district has produce governors two times, Governor Okwesilieze Nwodo of Igbo-etiti LGA, as wells the incumbent governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Udenu LGA. Enugu East has also produced three times, Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo of Enugu south LGA, Christian Chukwuma Onoh of Enuhu north LGA and Dr. Chimaraoke Nnamani of Nkanu west of Enugu EAST senatorial district. However and regrettably, Enugu west senatorial district has just one opportunity to produce governor, Sullivan Iheanacho Chime of Udi LGA in Enugu west. In the present  circumstances, what  Enugu EAST senatorial district is now asking is to go for governorship for the fourth time, Enugu north senatorial district for three times, while Enugu west is just once.
  6. That we are aware that some of our sons and daughters are allowing themselves to be used to mislead our people, we expect them to have a rethink and be conscious of the verdict of history when the story of this time will be told, when facts will take precedence over individual wishes and aspirations. For our people who are in government, we understand the circumstances of their present engagement and we believe that they will be duly aligned with our position at appropriate time. Also, it is our expectation that this generation of  leaders will live up to its aspirations that the greatest art of leadership is to be a witness to truth.
  7. Finally, based on these historical narratives of how governors were produced in the recent past in Enugu state, we therefore plead, request and demand that equity, fairness, balance, justice and good conscience will be served if the rest of the senatorial districts will yield tob our desire|demand to produce the next governor of Enugu state come 2023 general elections.

The meeting unanimously passed an overwhelming vote of confidence on the three nations;l assembly members from the zone for their execellent and qualitative representation and good leadership.

The Communique was co-signed by:

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