Enugu West Council Chairmen, PDP Excos Criticize Ekweremadu Over Zonning
The Native Authorities Chairmen in Enugu West Senatorial District of Enugu State have joined within the ongoing zoning controversy in Enugu State, accusing the Senator representing the senatorial district, Senator Ike Ekweremadu of being economical with the reality.
The 5 council chairmen from the senatorial district made their place identified in a communiqué they issued after their assembly in Udi Native Authorities Space of the State.
The communiqué was signed by Hon Ajah Beneth Ogbonna, Govt Chairman Aninri LGA, Hon. Pedro Nwankwo, Govt Chairman, Awgu LGA, Nze Philip Okoh, Govt Chairman Udi LGA, Hon. Chinedu Onyeagba, Govt Chairman, Oji River LGA and Hon. Chukwudi Ozoelube, Govt Chairman, Ezeagu LGA and State Vice Chairman, Affiliation of Native Authorities of Nigeria (ALGON).
Ekweremadu had whereas declaring his governorship ambition final week challenged proponents of zoning to state when and the place such an settlement was ever reached.
However within the communiqué, the council chairmen mentioned the federal lawmaker was current on the assembly of July 7, 2013 the place the Enugu State Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, reached an settlement on zoning.
They mentioned, “the Senator was economical with the reality when he mentioned that there has by no means been any zoning association/settlement in Enugu State concerning the sample of emergence of the State Governor. He challenged anybody to point out him the place and when such an settlement was written.
This got here because the Discussion board of Native Authorities Chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, in Enugu West Senatorial District additionally faulted Ekweremadu’s feedback in opposition to zoning, declaring their unalloyed assist for zoning of the governorship place in Enugu State.
The PDP LG Chairmen took the stand in a communiqué issued after their assembly on Monday and by signed by Hon. Okechukwu Aneke (Udi LG Chairman) Hon. Nebo Chukwujekwu Emmanuel (Deputy Chairman, Awgu), Ozor Anayo Chude, (Ezeagu) Hon. Godwin Anekwe, (Oji River) and Hon. Victor Okoro, (Aninri).
Reacting additional, the Chairmen of the 5 LGAs in Enugu West Senatorial District said: “We hereby refer him to the press assertion and written deal with introduced by Senator Ben Collins Ndu; his fast predecessor from Enugu West Senatorial District.
“Senator Ndu had throughout the Ifemelumma Enugu West rally exhibited minutes of the assembly of Enugu State Stakeholders (PDP State Caucus) the place this settlement was reaffirmed in 2013.
“Senator Ekweremadu was mentioned to be current in that assembly. We, due to this fact, throw the problem again to our senator to first debunk the present exhibit earlier than throwing a problem.
“Secondly, Chief Dubem Onyia (former Minister of Overseas Affairs and former Member, Home of Representatives) just lately made a press assertion that independently affirmed that the zoning sample was reaffirmed in a gathering of Enugu State Stakeholders in 2013 with Senator Ekweremadu in attendance.
“Within the mentioned assembly, it was resolved that Enugu North Senatorial Zone ought to produce the following Governor in 2015. The minutes of that assembly was proven by Chief Onyia. The movement was adopted unanimously. He mentioned that the movement was additional amended by a movement moved by Dr. Charles Egumgbe (Pioneer Chairman of PDP Enugu State and present Commissioner for Chieftaincy Issues) to the impact that the movement ought to comprise the place the following governor shall come from after the tip of the tenure of 2015 to 2023 and it was additionally unanimously adopted that Enugu East Senatorial Zone ought to take the mantle by 2023. The minutes didn’t say that our Senator had a dissenting voice.”
“We ask Senator Ekweremadu to come back and inform us whether or not the assembly as quoted by each Senator Ndu and Chief Onyia by no means held or that he was by no means current therein. His incapability to offer the requested clarification will quantity to dishonesty and pointless deceit of our individuals.
“We’re conscious that even Senator Ekweremadu’s place within the Senate is a product of zoning and the newly elected Councilor of his ward and Chairman of his Native Authorities Space are all merchandise of zoning.
“Because the Chairman of the PDP 2015 post-election evaluate committee, Senator Ekweremadu really helpful that PDP misplaced the presidential election as a result of it deserted zoning and suggested that the zoning precept needs to be strictly utilized in any respect ranges in PDP. We now surprise why the identical Sen. Ekweremadu is making an attempt to destroy the zoning in Enugu State if it’s not for his selfishness and a mirrored image of a person who practices diabolical double customary.
“Senator Ekweremadu claimed that he’ll carry gigantic developmental tasks to Enugu State by his community of pals, expertise, and capabilities. We’re shocked by his failure to have used the qualities he boasts of to the benefit of Enugu West Senatorial District that bequeathed him 5 phrases, throughout 20 years within the Senate. It’s both Sen. Ekweremadu has commenced his bid on falsehood or he admits to having short-changed the individuals of Enugu West Senatorial District for 20 complete years. Enugu West takes exception to this misrule. Ekweremadu will lead us to nowhere,” the chairmen additional said.
They reiterated the assist of the individuals and authorities of the 5 LGAs in Enugu West Senatorial District for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the State.
“We guarantee our Governor that Enugu West Senatorial District won’t ever be the black sheep Senatorial District of the State. We assist that the following Governor of Enugu State ought to come from Enugu East Senatorial District pursuant to the present zoning association within the State.
“The zoning of the Enugu Governorship place has introduced us peace and progress. Consequently, we are going to proceed to encourage and assist our Governor to proceed this noble apply.
“We dissociate our individuals and ourselves from the declaration accomplished by Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Such a declaration is both the product of a really unhealthy recommendation or mischievously contrived to serve his egocentric curiosity,” they pressured.
On their half, the Discussion board of Chairmen of the PDP, in Enugu West Senatorial District additional mentioned: “Having given such unalloyed and undiluted assist to earlier Governors of Enugu State even unto their decisions of successors, we will with out reservation lengthen our complete assist to whoever His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi decides to assist as his successor come 2023 according to our long-standing custom of following our chief to the final second.
“We unequivocally assist the zoning sample that’s practiced in Enugu State since 1999. We acknowledge that it’s not the flip of Enugu West Senatorial Zone to provide the following Governor of Enugu State and helps that the following Governor of the state shall come from Enugu East Senatorial Zone.
“We’re proud of the peace being loved in Enugu State which is a testomony to Governor Ugwuanyi’s sound and good governance.
“We guarantee His Excellency of the assist and loyalty of the teaming PDP members from your entire 5 Native Governments of Enugu West.”
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