Abia Governorship: Ohafia clan demands for 2023 slot
MBEN Political Assembly (MPA), Ohafia Udumeze Clan in Abia North Senatorial district of Abia State has canvassed that the Clan should be allowed to produce the next state governor in 2023.
MPA in a release made available to The Guardian, said based on unassailable arguments it has presented, notable politicians across political parties and communities in the state have agreed to support it to produce the next state governor after Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu’s second tenure in 2023.
The statement signed by Ohafia Udumeze traditional ruler, Professor E.U Imaga, former minister, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, Nze Uche Uche, Prof, Ezichi Imaga, Chief Okpara Osonwa Okpara, Chief Kalu Oyeoku and Dr. Eme Uche Onu, noted that as the Abia Charter of Equity runs through the three senatorial zones of the state and will in 2023 alight in Abia North, it is time the exalted position was occupied by an Abian of Ohafia Udumeze extraction.
By its demand, Ohafia Udumeze Clan has added its voice to those of Isuikwuato District Welfare Association (IDWA) and the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), who in their separate statements urged other groups and stakeholders within the Abia North senatorial zone not to present candidates for the coveted position in 2023 when it would return to Abia North to begin another round.
MPA consequently solicited the support of political parties and politicians in the state, saying the move is to avoid an orchestrated marginalisation of the Ohafia Udumeze Clan in politics.