The All Progressives Congress (APC) has zoned Enugu State governorship position in 2015 to the Enugu North Senatorial district, known as Nsukka.
In a press release made available on Sunday, by the National Publicity Secretary of CNPP and coordinator of APC in the state, Chief Osita Okechukwu, he said the decision to zone the position to Nsukka was taken at a meeting in Enugu over the weekend.
Okechukwu, who was the gubernatorial candidate of Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in 2011, appealed to credible aspirants from Enugu East and Enugu West to support the decision in the spirit of brotherhood.
He stated that Enugu East and West senatorial districts have produced the governor of the state for eight years each since the return to civil rule in 1999, stressing that “equity, fairness and justice demand that power should shift to Enugu North district”.
“In 1999, Dr Chimaroke Nnamani from Enugu East became governor in Enugu State and he ruled for eight years. Sullivan Chime, who hails from Enugu West, took over in 2007 and by the time his tenure comes to an end in May 2015, he must have ruled for eight years. So, we believe in APC that for equity, fairness and justice to prevail, the next governor should come from Enugu North, which is Nsukka zone”, he noted.
He urged the people of Nsukka zone to support APC to ensure the emergence of a governor who would meet all their aspirations, including infrastructural development and provision of social amenities, job creation and enhanced security.
According to him, APC was the product of a merger constructed with the sole objective of “uniting Nigeria divided between the extreme rich and the poorest poor, restoration of the middle class and hence healing the wounds stimulated by monumental corruption”.
Okechukwu expressed regrets that the middle class had been wiped out by “an innocuous and inchoate economic policy, hoisted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a party which frowns at public investment, prefers sharing money and relies heavily on captains of industry, 98 percent of whom have no industry”.
“Pundits have located a nexus between assault on the middle class and the gross unemployment, impoverishment of Nigerians and the general insecurity in the land.
“We are committed to getting our people back to work; for we are witnesses of how regrettably the (PDP) in the last 13 years squandered our unprecedented oil revenue, accruals from Federal Inland Revenue Services, Customs Duty and LNG sales”, he added.