Ebonyi guber: group seeks sustaince of charter of equity


The Unwuekumenyi youths, a socio-cultural group in Ebonyi have urged the state’s political actors to sustain the gubernatorial charter of equity in the 2023 general elections.

The group while addressing the press in Abakaliki, said the prevailing peace and harmony in the state would be sustained if the gubernatorial position is still rotated among the three senatorial districts.

Prince Uche Ali Ega, National President of the group said that the forum had appraised the political developments in Ebonyi since 1999 and appreciated the gains of the rotation.

“The founding fathers were forthright and had an unwavering belief in equity, justice, and fairness, especially the rotation of the gubernatorial seats among the three senatorial districts.

“We sincerely appreciate the courage, boldness, honesty, and political will of Gov. David Umahi in sustaining the power rotation among the three districts.

“The governorship position having rotated from the north, central unto the south should automatically return to the northern district.

“It is heartwarming that the governor has supported that the gubernatorial seat is zoned to the north senatorial zone, particularly to the Izzi clan.

The group’s president noted that it critically assessed the candidates of various political parties and unanimously endorsed Chief Francis Nwifuru, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as its gubernatorial choice.

“We, therefore, enjoin other critical stakeholders, in the spirit of equity, justice, and fairness, not to truncate the dreams of our founding fathers.

“Izzi is the most populous clan in the state; consisting over 70 percent of both landmass and citizenry of the state,” he said.

Mr. Victor Chukwu, Leader of the Ebonyi House of Assembly, said that a vote for Nwifuru is a vote for reciprocity because the Izzi clan supported Umahi in 2015.

“The Izzi clan rejected its son in 2015 insisting that it was the turn of the south where Umahi belongs.

“It is, therefore, heart-warming that Umahi recognizes this magnanimity and resolved that Nwifuru replaces him.

“We, therefore, urge political actors to toe this line to sustain the political harmony in the state.

It would be recalled that the group participated in the one million men march on Oct.22 in support of Nwifuru’s candidacy.

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