By Obinna Uchendu
A Non-Governmental organization based in Abakaliki, Ebonyi Equity Foundation yesterday said that the zoning of the People’s Democratic Party Governorship ticket to Abakaliki Bloc in 2023 will pitch the the Ebonyi North Senatorial zone against the Ebonyi Central Senatorial zone.
In a release signed by Dr. Sunday Eze and Ambassador Awuregu Nweze said that Ebonyi Equity Foundation is bothered that the arrangement is targeted to pitch the Ebonyi North Senatorial Zone on a collision course with their brothers of Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone.
The group noted that before now Ebonyi State is known to function on an unwritten but binding charter of equity which has the understanding that the Governorship position should continue to rotate between the North, Central and South Senatorial Zones.
They stated that going by the arrangement, the PDP has completely negated the existing charter of equity as it has never been the culture of the State to micro-zone Governorship position to blocs.
The duo pointed out that it is glaringly that it is the turn of Ebonyi North particularly the Izhi Clan to take a shot on the Governorship Position based on the equity arrangement.
According to the group, “the implication of this is that the PDP has practically shot itself on the foot if it fails to as a matter of urgency retrace its steps and do the needful before the opposition capitalizes on it to outwit them going into the next dispensation”.
“This is because as preachers and believers in equity, Ebonyi people would not hesitate to ditch any political party that besmirches its age-long history and tradition just for a plate of porridge going into 2023”. Ends.