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BREAKING!!! 2019: Abia monarchs endorse Ikpeazu for second term in office, give reasons

Abia monarchs in a group photograph after endorsing Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu for a second term in office

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2019: Abia monarchs endorse Ikpeazu for second term

By Steve Oko
Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu
The re-election bid of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has received a major boost as traditional rulers in the,  Friday,  endorsed him for a second term in office.
Abia monarchs in a group photograph after endorsing Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu for a second term in office

 

According to the royal fathers,  the endorsement will help reduce tension and friction in the polity and promote mutual trust among the political blocs in the state.
The monarchs who converged in their numbers at the Conference hall of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Umuahia said the endorsed was based on the Governor’s impressive performances so far in office,  as well as the need to allow Abia South senatorial zone complete its turn of two terms in the seat of power in the spirit of Abia charter of equity.
A cross section of monarchs at the meeting
Chairman of the State Council , His Eminence, Eze Eberechi Dick,  who presided over the meeting said the endorsement was in the overall interest of the state as it will also help to engender peace in the  polity.
He noted that both Abia North and Central zones respectively had had a shot at the seat of power for two terms of eight years each,  hence the need to allow Ikpeazu complete the turn of Abia South since he has done well in his first term.
The royal father further noted that since the people of Ukwa /Ngwa as well as their Old Bende kins had already endorsed Ikpeazu for a second tenure based on performance, it would only be proper for the traditional rulers to give royal endorsement  to the will of the people.
Formerly moving the motion for the endorsement,  the traditional ruler of Alayi community ( Abia North zone),   HRH,  Eze Uche Elekwa said the endorsement was in tandem with the spirit of Abia charter of equity which recommends power rotation among the political blocs in the state.
HRH Eze Edward Ibeabuchi of Afaraukwu Ibeku ( Abia Central);  and his Ukwa East counterpart ( Abia South),  HRH,  Eze Ikeagwu Ekeke,  respectively supported the motion.
When the motion was later put to voice vote by the presiding Chairman, it received an overwhelming endorsement of the royal fathers in attendance with their staffs raised up.
Later in a communique issued after the meeting, the monarchs said :”From the foregoing, and based on the wisdom of the founding fathers as enshrined in the Abia Charter of Equity in which Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu from Abia North governed Abia State between 1999-2007 (8 years), Chief T. A. Orji from Abia central governed Abia State between 2007 to 2015 (8 years).
” In the spirit of this equity, Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD should be allowed to do his eight (8) years. His case should not be different because all equities are in his favour. More so, he has done excellently well.”
 
Below is a full text of the communique :

“COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS AT A MEETING HELD AT ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS SECRETARIAT, MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS, OGURUBE LAYOUT, UMUAHIA ON FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2018.

COMMUNIQUE
At a general meeting of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers held at Abia State Council of Traditional Ruler’s Secretariat, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ogurube layout, Umuahia and presided over by His Eminence, Eze Dr. Eberechi Dick JP, Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers and attended by the Principal Officers and the seventeen Advisory Committee Chairmen and the entire Council on Friday 28thSeptember, 2018, the meeting reviewed the political situation in Abia State, the relative peace, harmony, developmental strides, the rotation of the Governorship seat among the three Senatorial zones, and the series of adoptions of Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhDfor the 2019 General Election including but not limited to the following:
1. The adoption of Governor Victor Okezie IkpeazuPhD by the two blocs that make up Abia State-Ukwana Ngwa bloc and Old Bende Bloc. Both have held rallies adopting him for the wonderful job he has done within the period under review despite distractions and court cases.
2. The entire Abia State Market Associations have equally adopted Governor Victor Okezie IkpeazuPhD as their sole candidate come 2019 General Election because of his love, affection and interest towards them.
3. The Abia State Landlords Association has equally thrown their weight behind the re-election of Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD come 2019, as a result of his humane disposition, benevolence and care towards them.
4. The Abia State Transport Association in conjunction with Okada Riders and Tricycle Operators has at the same time chosen Governor Victor Okezie IkpeazuPhD as their choice for 2019 election.
5. The Association of Nigerian Students, Abia State Chapter has unequivocally expressed their preference for Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD as the man of the moment.
6. The Civil/Public Servants of Abia State are singing the same song that Governor Victor OkezieIkpeazu PhD should be allowed to do his second term for meeting his statutory obligations towards them.
From the foregoing, and based on the wisdom of the founding fathers as enshrined in the Abia Charter of Equity in which Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu from Abia North governed Abia State between 1999-2007 (8 years), Chief T. A. Orji from Abia central governed Abia State between 2007 to 2015 (8 years). In the spirit of this equity, Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD should be allowed to do his eight (8) years. His case should not be different because all equities are in his favour. More so, he has done excellently well.
Consequently, we the Traditional Rulers from all the Autonomous Communities of Abia State do hereby re-affirm the positions earlier taken by the above bodies, Associations, Unions and Interest Groups by adopting Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD as the sole candidate for the 2019 Governorship Election in the overall interest of peace, equity, harmony and peaceful co-existence among the people of God’s Own State.
We so unanimously agreed.

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Signed:

1. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE L. A. WOGU
CHAIRMAN, ABA NORTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

2. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE V. U. ASONYE
CHAIRMAN, ABA SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

3. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE LINUS MBAH NTOH
CHAIRMAN, AROCHUKWU TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

4. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE ENGR. PATRICK UDE
CHAIRMAN, BENDE TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

5. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE C. U. EJIRIKA
CHAIRMAN, IKWUANO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

6. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE J. N. NWABEKE
CHAIRMAN, ISIALA NGWA NORTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

7. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE P. N. OKPANKU
CHAIRMAN, ISIALA NGWA SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

8. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE EZO UKANDU
CHAIRMAN, ISUIKWUATO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

9. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE F. M. IKPEAZU
CHAIRMAN, OBINGWA TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

10. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE K. K. OGBU (IV)
CHAIRMAN, OHAFIA TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

11. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE M. C. MBAOGU
CHAIRMAN, OSISIOMA NGWA TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

12. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE H. N. UGWUALA
CHAIRMAN, UGWUNAGBO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

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13. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE IKEAGWUCHI EKEKE
CHAIRMAN, UKWA EAST TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

14. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE G. C. UKANNA
CHAIRMAN, UKWA WEST TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

15. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE PST. PHILIP AJOMIWE
CHAIRMAN, UMUAHIA NORTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

16. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE G. C. ONWUKA
CHAIRMAN, UMUAHIA SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

17. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE (PROF) S. I. NWANKWO
CHAIRMAN, UMUNNEOCHI TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

18. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE ELDER S. A. OKORIE
SECOND DEPUTY CHAIRMAN,
ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS

19. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE G. C. CHIONYE (PhD.)
FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN,
ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS

20​………………………………………………………………………………..
HIS EMINENCE EZE (DR) EBERECHI N. DICK (JP)
CHAIRMAN, ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS”

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