Anambra 2021 Guber: Group insists on no zoning arrangement


By Dennis Agbo

AN Anambra state-based youths group, Anambra Ekunie, has reiterated that the 2021 governorship election within the state won’t be based mostly on any zoning association.

It requested these selling social fragmentation within the State, utilizing the zoning of the 2021 governorship election as a protect, to desist from additional balkanization of the state.

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After an emergency assembly in Enugu, on Tuesday, the group stated the insistence by Anambra South that Gov. Obiano’s successor should come from the realm, was an unacceptable act of provocation aimed toward intimidating different zones to submission.

According to the group, Anambra state stays one and can’t be balkanized by political retailers who see zoning as an avenue to impose somebody who shall be subservient to them as governor over the state.

A press release signed by President of the group, Dr. Ifeanyi Achusi, stated each zone of the state was certified to contest for the governorship as energy had successfully rotated among the many three zones since 1999.

It stated not one of the senatorial zones can truthfully say it has not taken an opportunity at governing Anambra state since 1999.

The group additionally stated that Anambra South lacked the ethical credibility to insist that it should produce Obiano’s successor since politicians from the zone have contested in each governorship election within the state since 1999.

“We are disturbed by the end result of a current assembly of Anambra south political and conventional leaders the place they insisted that the zone should produce the subsequent governor in 2021. It appears to us that some politicians are starting to make use of the normal establishment to drive a political agenda that might balkanize the state.

“Our trigger for fear is that the zone is starting to behave like it may well intimidate different zones of Anambra state into submission and silence. That can not occur. Anambra state belongs to all of us and the governorship of the state is open to each Anambra son and daughter who needs to contest.

“We can not give up the state to the whims of Anambra south conventional rulers and politicians together with the state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. That is just not doable. Ohanaeze Ndigbo has no say on which zone produces the governor of any state within the southeast. It should not intervene within the inner political problems with any state.

“For emphasis, Anambra South has had essentially the most alternatives to manipulate the state since 1999. If they didn’t make one of the best use of the chance, they can not now say they have been cheated. No one cheated them. If you didn’t graduate from the college, it will likely be uncharitable so that you can go telling people who your father didn’t ship you to the college.

“Also, we recall that Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu, Sen. Andy Uba, Sen. Ikechukwu Obiora, Hon. Chuma Nzeribe, Prof. Charles Soludo, Barr. KOP Odidika, Engr. Betram Dim, Dr. Amanchukwu Ezike, Dr. Harry Oranezi, Barr. Obinna Uzor, Barr. Damian Okolo, all from Anambra south, have been cleared by the PDP to contest the 2010 governorship election towards Obi. Ukachukwu and Uba nevertheless moved over to Hope Democratic Party and Labour Party to develop into their governorship candidates after Prof. Soludo picked the PDP ticket.

“We are conscious that politicians from Anambra South have constantly contested in each governorship election in Anambra state. There has by no means been a time once they pulled out on the grounds that it was the flip of one other zone. They contested when Chris Ngige was imposed on us by one among them.

“They contested when Peter Obi was elected for a second time period. They contested when Obiano was elected for each his first and second phrases. If per likelihood any of them had received then, would they arrive now to sing zoning?

“There is little doubt that Anambra state rotates the governorship among the many three senatorial zones. But as it’s now, all of the zones have taken their turns. So, the logical factor to do is to start the rotation afresh from the zone that wins the 2021 governorship election, to not ask others to remain away and solely you to current candidates. That has by no means been performed in Anambra state and won’t start now. Anambra South has no proper to disenfranchise any zone of the state. Every certified Anambra particular person has the best to vote and likewise to be voted for.

“In reality, Anambra Ekunie is insisting that it’s now the flip of Anambra folks to elect their governor. We are performed with the imposition of a governor on us. Our folks should now rise to demand that their votes rely and it should rely for essentially the most credible and most competent.

Let all who’re , female and male, younger and outdated, from all of the zones, enter the ring and let the folks make their alternative. That is our stand”, the assertion learn.

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