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