2019: Ohuabunwa’s chances brighten as Bende monarchs endorse him for 2nd tenure
By Steve Oko
The chances of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa representing Abia North senatorial district brightened today ( Monday) following his endorsement by the Bende Council of Traditional rulers as the consensus candidate of the people for the February 16 poll.
Ohuabunwa’s major challengers at the poll include former Gov. Orji Uzor Kalu of the All Progressive Congress; and Chief Bordex Onuoha Ogba of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, but investigations reveal that Ohuabunwa enjoys greater support of the people.
The monarchs comprising of 107 members said the decision to adopt Ohuabunwa was based on his superlative performances so far at the red chamber.
They said Ohuabunwa had given a good account of himself through numerous projects he attracted to the district in addition to his legislative functions.
The decision to adopt Ohuabunwa was taken at a meeting of the monarchs held at Bende council hall with all 107 traditional rulers in attendance.
Chairman of Bende Council of Traditional Rulers HRM. Eze Patrick Ude, who addressed the press said the decision was taken in the best interest of their subjects.
The monarch advised their subjects to be guided by the decision as they participate in the poll.
He also advised them against violence no matter the provocations.