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Enugu 2023: Ike Ekweremadu Throws Up A Problem On Enugu Zoning

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Enugu 2023: Ike Ekweremadu Throws Up A Problem On Enugu Zoning

Immediately, Senator Ike Ekweremadu held a press briefing the place he formally declared to contest the 2023 governorship election in Enugu state. In the course of the press briefing, he was requested to make clarification on zoning understanding within the state and right here is his response;

“…if there’s going to be any dialogue on zoning and going ahead I consider that the leaders of Enugu can be completely happy to have that dialog however prior to now it by no means occurred. And I problem any one that say there was zoning to inform us at what level, in whose home and who and who had been there. Folks have requested this query, up until right now no person have answered it.”

It’s unlucky that the inordinate ambition of Senator Ike Ekweremadu to develop into the governor of Enugu state could lead on him to lie even on a interval of Lent when christians are enjoined to talk fact as followers of Christ..

Senator Ekweremadu whereas throwing a problem to these advocating for zoning to inform him at what level, in whose home and people on the assembly the place zoning was agreed, did not make clarification on the statements made by some leaders like Sullivan Chime, Okwesilieze Nwodo, Ben Collins Ndu and others who’ve said unequivocally that the leaders of Enugu state met in 2013, and agreed on zoning.

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On February 18, 2021, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo an elder statesman and former governor of previous Enugu state at a PDP marketing campaign rally in Igbo-etiti LGA disclosed that the PDP management in Enugu had zoned the governrorship place of the state to Enugu East senatorial zone in 2023.

Dr Nwodo who can also be a former Nationwide Chairman of PDP stated that he was within the get together assembly alongside different leaders, such because the then Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the then State Chairman of the PDP, Chief Vita Abba, the place the choice was taken.

The previous Governor revealed that it was Chief Dubem Onyia who moved the movement on the assembly, which was seconded by Senator Ben Collins Ndu, with an modification by Dr. Charles Egumgbe that the governorship place ought to go to Enugu East Senatorial District in 2023 after the flip of Enugu North Senatorial District, which is presently occupied by Gov. Ugwuanyi.

Senator Ben Collins Ndu who was on the stated assembly of the State Caucus of the PDP in 2013. collaborated the assertion made by Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo at a rally in Awgu LGA on August 7, 2021.

On the solidarity rally held on the Awgu native govt council secretariat to attract assist for the rotation of the governorship seat within the state tagged: “Ife-Emelumma Enugu West Unity Rally”, attended by leaders of the zone, Senator Ndu advised the viewers that he was at a gathering of PDP leaders in 2013 the place choice to zone the 2015 governorship of place to Enugu north senatorial zone was agreed.

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He confirmed that it was Chief Duben Onyia who moved the movement within the presence of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Sullivan Chime, Okwesilieze Nwodo, Vita Abba and others which was seconded by himself. He went additional to state that Dr. Charles Egumgbe introduced in an modification that the governorship place ought to go to Enugu East Senatorial District in 2023 and it was supported by all.

One other former governor, Barr Sullivan Chime at a gathering with leaders of Nkanu east LGA advised his guests what transpired at a city corridor assembly in Nike Lake lodge in 2013 the place a journalist wished to know the zone that might succeed him.

Chime stated, “In 2013, whereas we had been at Nike Lake holding a city corridor assembly, one journalist raised his hand and I requested him, what’s it? He requested that since my administration has gone half approach, which zone will produce my successor on the finish of my tenure. I advised him it is going to go to North.

“It was solely affordable that I insisted that ndi Nsukka will produce the subsequent governor after me with the hope that after Nsukka zone, will probably be a type of circle, so that it’ll go to Enugu East Senatorial Zone after which it is going to come to Enugu west.. “

Due to this fact, Senator Ekweremadu was solely being economical with the reality whereas addressing the difficulty of zoning at his press briefing.

Ekweremadu challenged us to call who and who that had been on the assembly the place the difficulty of zoning was agreed in Enugu, I urge him to talk on the statements by these outstanding leaders who stated he (Ekweremadu) was on the assembly of PDP state Caucus with them in 2013 the place the choice on zoning was made.
He ought to inform us if he was not within the stated PDP state Caucus assembly with Chief Duben Onyia, a former Minister; Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, a former PDP Nationwide Chairman; Chief Vita Abba, the then PDP state chairman; Barr Sullivan Chime, the then state governor; Ben Collins Ndu, a former senator and Dr Charles Egwumgbe amongst others when the zoning understanding within the state was reached.

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It’s good that it was Ekweremadu who threw up this problem and I’m glad that these within the assembly have spoken. I might need him to be particular on their statements. He ought to both verify or deny them.

Eneh Victor Chigozie

AIF Media

Supply:- Dailynewsreporters

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