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Ethnicity Will Not Affect My Choice Of Successor – Ikpeazu

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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that his party the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would take the appropriate decision on who succeeds him in 2023 in due course while also ruling out ethnic considerations in such decisions.
Ikpeazu stated this while also calling on political leaders and the good people of the State in general to discard anything that could divide the State in the quest for his successor.
Governor Ikpeazu made these comments while receiving in audience a delegation of Ohuhu Council of Traditional Rulers, Umuahia North Local Government Area at Government House, Umuahia who paid him a courtesy visit. He reminded them that Abia is richly blessed with human and material resources but can only flourish when there is unity, love, stability and security.
The Governor also distanced himself from those who preach ethnic divide, and also maintained that nobody can ride on ethnicity to become Governor under his watch, reiterating that his prayer is that God gives the state humane leader in 2023, who would continue to unite Abia.
The Abia Chief Executive thanked the royal fathers for encouraging him and also reiterated that the PDP and critical stakeholders
The Eastern Updates gathered that earlier, the leader of the delegation and Chairman, Ohuhu Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu, lauded Ikpeazu for the uncommon and quality leadership he has continued to demonstrate in Abia state.
According to Ofoegbu,’we are of the opinion that since Old Bende division has produced the Governor for Ukwa/Ngwa block be allowed to produce the Governor in 2023 to ensure equity and balance in the State.’
The Abia monarch pointed out that they would hold agitators responsible for any consequence of negligence of their advice, adding that they would resist any attempt to scuttle the peace and security being enjoyed by Abia people.
Ofoegbu, however, promised the State governor that they were very willing and determined to ensure that justice and peace reign supreme in Abia State, and also used the medium to sue for equity and fairness to enhance the socio, economic and political developments, including security.
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