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ADC vows to end bad governance in Abia

By Gordi Udeajah, Umuahia
22 February 2022   |   2:41 am
Chairman of Abia State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Don Norman Obinna, has vowed to destroy the foundation on which bad governance has been thriving in the state.

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Chairman of Abia State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Don Norman Obinna, has vowed to destroy the foundation on which bad governance has been thriving in the state.

He stated this while speaking with The Guardian at the party’s secretariat in Umuahia, saying that ADC would not only contest and win elections but would also hold the government accountable.

Insisting that ADC will not negotiate with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, he said: “We know the enemies of the state, who we cannot give ADC tickets to contest the election and we will not step down for anybody or political party.

“We are an emerging third force or child of necessity, which has seen the need to mobilise the youths to change the status quo, just as we believe that PDP cannot take Nigeria to the promised land.”

On the rotation of the state governorship among the senatorial zones of the state in line with the Abia Charter of Equity formulated by the founding fathers of the state, he said the charter was not a model that Abia people could rely on to achieve equity, especially as it is not a legal document.

“Our position is that a good governor can come from anywhere, but the person should not be imposed in the guise of equity,” he added.

MEANWHILE, a former Chairman of PDP in the state, Emma Nwaka, has declared his intention to contest the governorship position in 2023.

Nwaka, who is also a former senator, disclosed his intention at the PDP State headquarters in Umuahia, adding that although he might not be the only aspirant, he had the experience, credibility and integrity for the job.

Nwaka described himself as the best hand to be entrusted with the governance of the state, saying: “With my antecedents, I will run an inclusive government with sincerity of purpose and transparency.”

He also stated that his roots in Isuikwuato District of Abia North Senatorial District specially qualified him for the aspiration.