The  All Progressives Congress, APC  Abia State says its 2023 governorship ticket would not be zoned.

Speaking at a meeting of party stakeholders, a chieftain of the party, Chief Ikechi Emenike said the party is emphatic about producing quality leadership for the State rather than zoning of offices.

"What the State needs now is a quality leader irrespective of where he or she comes from to move it forward from its present backwardness and underdevelopment", he declared

Emenike from Abia Central Senatorial district who harbours governorship ambition  further  lamented that the State has been a victim of stagnant development since 1999 when the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been in power, adding that  "The time    to halt the  trend of underdevelopment has come.

“In  view of the present situation no reasonable voter in the State will be expected to vote for the PDP unless those who are benefiting from the rot", he argued

Emenike maintained  that if elected governor of the State  in 2023, he would not only bring about the anticipated turn around, but would also fast-track  development to recover lost ground  within record time.

In his remarks,  the State chairman of the  party, Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu argued that  Abia is in dire need of a liberator to dismantle  godfatherism and usher in good governance and  development.

The party boss described Emenike as  a  the liberator, a committed leader and God-sent and urged the members to work towards ensuring his victory in the election.

The stakeholders meeting was  organised by the National Welfare secretary, Barrister F N. Nwosu, in his country home in Obingwa Local Government Area of the State.

Nwosu, in his opening remarks urged pp party members to mobilise and participate in  the ongoing voters’ registration exercise across the various wards in the State, describing the voters card as a weapon for change.