Hon Ikechukwu Martin Apugo

By Tony Icheku

Concerned Stakeholders of Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency rose Wednesday from stakeholders consultative meeting in Umuahia and affirmed that politicians  from the Constituency would contest  the 2023 governorship election as the race is open to all Abians since   the governorship seat has rotated equally amongst the three senatorial blocks of Abia state 'Oke-Ezuola-Abia'

The Stakeholders maintained that they believe in the constitutional sacrosanctity of the  three senatorial districts of Abia -  Abia South, Abia Central and Abia North Senatorial districts, thus their stand on the issue

"We wish to use this medium to express that the people of Ikwuano/Umuahia in Abia Central are interested in the number one seat of Abia state", the stakeholders stated in a Communique read on their behalf by Hon. Ikechukwu Martin Apugo.

The Communique continues thus:  “We urge anyone from Ikwuano/Umuahia who has interest in running for the governorship position to make his intention known and are sure to receive our support.

"We also urge all political parties to give a level playing ground to all candidates from all parties of Abia State who have interest in contesting the gubernatorial election as this ideology is encouraged democratically", the communique submitted.

The stakeholders who further "... resolved to stand and support the governor (Governor Okezie Ikpeazu) in his completion agenda and succession plan" also applauded the governor for his governance style which has ensured peace, security and development in all spheres in  Abia.