2023: Groups demands next Governor from Enugu East for equity

Enugu State Equity and Integrity Assembly, a socio-political organisation, has given its support behind the current zoning of governorship positions in Enugu State.

They made their position clear in a statement issued at the end of their meeting in Enugu on Wednesday by their coordinator, Mr. Gary Eneh.

They stated that the zoning structure had aided in the stabilization of the state, as well as the reduction of political tension, animosity, and rancor among political actors.

According to our source in Enugu State, there have been disagreements about which zone should produce the future governor of the state when Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s term ends in 2023.

While some feel that the State’s existing zoning arrangement should be preserved, in which case the seat should be given to the Enugu East Senatorial zone, others argue that zoning should be abolished.

However, in the communique issued by the Equity and Integrity Assembly, made up of people of Enugu West Senatorial Zone, they said the zone was not interested in the guber position.

They argued that the next governor should be from Enugu East for peace and equity.

“The members of the Association are unwaveringly in support of the State’s established zoning formula,” they say.

“That the members are aware that the future governor of Enugu State should come from the Enugu East Senatorial Zone for equity, fairness, integrity, and justice.”

“The Enugu West Senatorial Zone is not interested in the governorship position in 2023 since such movements would be in violation of the state’s existing zoning formula.”

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“That the members gave their vote of confidence to Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the pleasant and tireless governor of Enugu State.” These are the declarations we’ve made.”

It claimed that former and current political office holders in the state arose from a zoning formula that ensured the current peaceful and secure atmosphere.

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