Following the statement credited to Senator Orji, a former Governor of Abia state, supporting the zoning of Abia Governorship seat to Abia North Senatorial Zone, the Supreme Council of Ukwa Ngwa Youth, an umbrella body of all youth Association in Ngwa Nation has said that the Senator’s stand on power shift to Abia North Senatorial zone is misleading and capable of disrupting the peaceful political atmosphere in the state.
They therefore advised Abians and the general public “to jettison the purported statement credited to the Senator, describing it as “unstatemanly and undemocratic for an individual to arrogate to himself, the sole prerogative of determining the rotation of the office of the state governor.
Their stand was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia, dated March 10, 2022, signed by the President General of the group, Comrade Dannie Ubani, and Secretary General, Chetachi Ahukanna.
According to the group, the statement was made during “a meeting purportedly held at T.A. Orji’s Umuahia residence which had in attendance, representatives from the 17 LGAs”.
The group said they were irked by the said statement, which they described as being in conflict with the provisions of Abia chatter of equity founded on two political blocks of Old Bende and Old Aba divisions.
They added that the Abia Charter of Equity was never in any manner founded, premised and anchored on the basis of Senatorial districts, stressing that it is never a creation of Abia Chater of Equity, “but a manipulative after thought of a tiny political incubus under the leadership of the then Governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu.
They alleged that Kalu aimed it at perpetuating his stranglehold on power at the expense of old Aba zone, “which is in outright negation of the letters and spirit of Abia chatter of equity”.
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