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Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Friday, officially announced his intention to join the Enugu 2023 guber race ahead of next year’s general election.
His declaration has brought to an end several months of speculations on whether the Senator has an interest in the number one position in the State or not.
Africa Today News, New York reports there have been serious debates on the zoning of the governorship position in Enugu State, with the proponents insisting that it is the turn of Enugu East Senatorial zone to produce Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s successor.
However, Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West Senatorial Zone has now publicly joined the race against the zoning principle in the State.
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He spoke at a media interactive forum in Enugu, where he declared that ‘it is now time to focus on Enugu State and Enugu people. Governorship of Enugu State will help me to serve our people more and better.’
Africa Daily News, New York can also confirm that he has also named a former lawmaker and commissioner for housing in the State, Hon. Ogbo Asogwa as his campaign coordinator.
Meanwhile, a former Governor of the State, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamami has declared that Enugu East Senatorial Zone should be allowed to produce the next governor of the State in 2023 accordance with the state’s governorship laid down zoning arrangement.
The Senator who said this in a statement recently also insisted that equity demands that the arrangement be respected by political stakeholders in the state.
He pointed out that the arrangement had fostered peace and harmony among the people of the state.
The lawmaker said that it also gave every zone a sense of belonging and involvement in the politics and governance of the state.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK