The senator representing Abia South Senatorial District in Senate and governorship hopeful under the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has been called on to jettison his ambition and support the people of Isiala Ngwa and Umunneato to actualise their bid to occupy the number one seat come 2023.
This call was made by a group of concerned Isiala Ngwa sons and daughters under the aegis of Isiala Ngwa Progressive Front.
Arising from a meeting held at the residence of its President Comrade Ugochukwu Njoku, the group appealed with the Senate Minority leader to please join his brothers in Isiala Ngwa North to realize their age-long desire of becoming the Governor of Abia State.
They recalled that Ndi Isiala Ngwa have always been at the forefront in supporting senator Abaribe’s ambition.
They cited that when Senator Abaribe was facing persecution from the former governor of Abia State Senator Uzor Kalu, that Isiala Ngwa people stood by him leading to the then speaker Rt. Hon. Christopher Enwerenmadu, loosing his seat as the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, even
as it led to the death of some of their brothers, while a lot others were maimed.
Speaking further, the group recall that they repeated same feat in 2003 elections with the mantra of “Otu Onu”, which they said made some notable Ngwa sons and daughters to lose their positions in the then government.
The group said that Senator Abaribe as a stakeholder in Abia politics is expected to be at the forefront of supporting their ambition and desire of becoming the governor in 2023.
The group said that history and posterity will judge him fairly for making such sacrifice and reciprocating what they have done for him in the past and even in the present as the people of Isiala Ngwa have resoundingly supported Governor Ikpeazu , his Obingwa brother,for the past seven years of his leadership.
They urged him,therefore , to consider all the sacrifices made by the people of Isiala Ngwa and thus exhibit spirit of sportsmanship by supporting the interest of the people of Isiala Ngwa, under the old Aba zone mandate , by leading from the front.
They however, urged Senator Abaribe to ignore those spurring him to continue in his ambition of becoming Abia Governor at this time his brothers who have always stood by him are desirous of clinching same seat as such people do not mean well for the Ngwa Nation.