- July 1, 2021
Ikpeazu warns politicians against distracting his gov’t over 2023
Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, while recognising the rights of persons and groups to canvass their political ideas and preferences has arned that timing is critical in the permutations, noting that there could only be one governor at any particular time.
Ikpeazu in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, said he was still in charge of the state and would not be stampeded out of office by people who want to alter the natural order of things.
He warned politicians and groups in the state who are fanning the embers of discord over who would succeed him as governor in the coming 2023 general elections to desist from the altercations, saying that the unnecessary political brickbats were distracting his administration.
It should be noted that a group known as Ukwa La Ngwa Elders Council, made up of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) faithful had in a statement, recently, called for the 2023 Abia governorship ticket to be zoned to any of the three local governments in Ngwa
(Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South and Osisioma) otherwise known as Umunne Ato Ngwa in Abia Central Senatorial District.
However, another group from the area, Joint Youth Council of Ukwa while disassociating itself from the communiqué by PDP chieftains from Abia North and Central districts, condemned the statement.