Zoning PDP Ticket Won’t Stop My Governorship Ambition — Abaribe 

Zoning PDP Ticket Won’t Stop My Governorship Ambition — Abaribe
Zoning PDP Ticket Won’t Stop My Governorship Ambition — Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader, has condemned the zoning of the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party governorship ticket to the senatorial districts of Abia Central and Abia North.

In a statement released on Saturday, the party’s state chairman, Alwell Asiforo Okere, said the decision was reached after “wide consultations with leaders and stakeholders, including the 17 local government areas of the state and a subsequent meeting of the State Working Committee and the entire Executive Committee.”

However, Abaribe, who represents Abia South in the Senate, claimed that the statement was simply written to keep him out of the race.

In a statement signed by him, the congressman asked party members in Abia to disobey the alleged zoning.

No one or body, according to the legislator, can prevent him from contesting the 2023 election in Abia State because he is constitutionally qualified.

“My attention has been directed to a paper signed by the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr Alwell Asiforo, stating that the Abia State PDP has zoned the governorship seat to Abia North and Abia Central,” Abaribe said.

While every PDP member has the right to support anyone for any political position in Nigeria, this cannot be done at the expense of other PDP members.

It’s clear that the statement was written solely to keep me out of the competition. No person or body can prevent Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe from contesting and winning the 2023 elections in Abia State under section 42 (2) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.

All PDP members and Abians are advised to be calm and participate in the upcoming congresses and primaries, when your voice will be heard as we destroy the cabal that wants to keep Abians imprisoned for another year. Only Abians will have a say in who will be their Governor in 2023.”

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