Abia zoning arrangement for 2023 governorship election still holds – Apugo

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Abia state, Okechukwu Apugo, says no section of the state would be allowed to scuttle existing zoning arrangement for 2023 governorship election.

Apugo said power shift among the three senatorial districts had come to stay in the state.
He bared his mind against the backdrop of comments in some political circles that the next governor of the state would not be determined by zoning.

He said that zoning would help promote greater peace, unity and political stability in the state.

He urged political stakeholders and parties in the state to embrace the principle and objectives of zoning.
He said it would amount to political betrayal for those that had benefitted from power shift to turn around and campaign against it.

According to him, the governorship position has rotated among the three senatorial districts in accordance with the spirit of the Charter of Equity and should not be truncated.

He urged those nursing governorship ambition in 2023 outside Abia North to wait for their own turn.
He described those behind the plot to disrupt smooth power shift to Abia north as greedy and selfish and not having the interest of a united Abia at heart.
He warned that any attempt to stop power shift to Abia north in 2023 would breed mutual suspicion and distrust among the various sections of the state.