I’ve made up my mind to run as gover­nor - Abaribe

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Tu­raki A. Has­san

For­mer deputy gover­nor of Abia State, Se­na­tor Eyin­naya Abaribe, has dis­closed his in­ten­tion to con­test as gover­nor in 2015, say­ing he has al­ready made up his mind to seek the num­ber one po­lit­i­cal seat in Abia.

Abaribe who made the com­ment while re­ceiv­ing ex­ec­u­tives of Tra­di­tional Prime Min­is­ters from the six lo­cal govern­ment of Abia South, led by Chief Is­real Nna Nwahu­nanya, who had called on him to con­test as gover­nor, said the call was divine since the groups spoke his mind.

He thanked the group for the call, say­ing they spoke ex­actly what was on his mind adding that the calls have in­spired him to in­ten­sify his con­sul­ta­tions with all mem­bers of the PDP fam­ily in Aba:

He added that what was needed was not an Abia South or Uk­waNgwa gover­nor but an Abia gover­nor of Uk­waNgwa ex­trac­tion who would see the whole state as his con­stituency.

Ear­lier, the tra­di­tional Prime Min­is­ters in Abia South se­na­to­rial district, en­dorsed Abaribe and called on him to de­clare his am­bi­tion with­out de­lay.

The tra­di­tional prime min­is­ters said given that the gov­er­nor­ship seat has been zoned to Abia South, they have come to pre­vail on the Se­na­tor as an il­lus­tri­ous son of the zone to come out and vie for the po­si­tion.

Chief Is­real Nwahu­nanya who spoke on their be­half said that hav­ing as­sessed ev­ery as­pi­rant from Abia South, they have come to a con­clu­sion that the Se­na­tor stands head and shoul­ders above oth­ers in terms of ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­po­sure to clinch the po­si­tion.

There was also a del­e­ga­tion of Ohangwa people in Kano led by their Pres­i­dent, Mr Stone Ehiemere who told Se­na­tor Abaribe that they were in his coun­try home to deliver a mes­sage from Ngwa people re­sid­ing in Kano that “he must de­clare his in­ter­est to con­test for the Abia State gov­er­nor­ship come 2015”.

Se­na­tor Eyin­naya Abaribe

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