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Enugu East zone moves to reduce governorship aspirants

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
13 May 2022   |   3:45 am
Leaders of Enugu East Senatorial zone of Enugu State, yesterday, moved to harmonise the interest of her people in the governorship position of the state in the 2023 general elections.

Leaders of Enugu East Senatorial zone of Enugu State, yesterday, moved to harmonise the interest of her people in the governorship position of the state in the 2023 general elections.

Apparently bothered by huge number of aspirants, which tend to threaten the governorship chances of the zone, leaders and traditional rulers of the area, yesterday, invited the aspirants to a meeting at the residence of the traditional ruler of Nike, HRH Igwe Julius Nnaji.

They moved to prune down the number of aspirants and ensure that there is no disunity in their pursuit.

The Guardian learnt that the closed-door meeting attended by 11 of the aspirants agreed to continue their individual consultations.

They also agreed to support anyone that the governor may choose in the end. They added: “What is paramount is that someone from the zone becomes the governor.”

The senatorial zone, made up of six local councils of Isiuzo, Nkanu East, Nkanu West, Enugu North, Enugu South and Enugu East by the governorship rotation of the state, is touted to produce the next governor in 2023.

No fewer than fifteen persons from the zone picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) form to vie for the governorship seat of the state.

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