A Chieftain in the Anambra State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ike Oligbo, has stated that zoning the governorship position in the state would destroy the unity that exists among the people of the state.
Oligbo stated this while speaking with local government area executives of the party in a function organised where he declared his intention to run in the Anambra governorship election in 2021.
When asked on his view about zoning the governorship position to the southern senatorial district, he said, “Zoning is not right. Anambra people are one, talking about zoning will bring disunity among us.”
“Besides, there have not been any zoning in the state. Anambra is one people, and the people are always free to contest for positions.”
There been called for the party to shift power to the southern part of the state as the current governor, Chief Willie Obiano hails from the Northern zone, while his predecessor, Mr Peter Obi hailed from the central zone.
Oligbo, however, is from Umuoji in Idemili South Local Government Area, which falls under the Anambra Central zone.
The business stated that he is bringing his wealth of experience in many fields of endeavour, garnered in the UK to ensure the development of the state.
He listed power, security, youth employment, education, road construction, healthcare, focus on ecological challenges and many more as some of his priority areas for the state.
He urged the party members to support his ambition and promised to carry along members of the party if he attained his ambition.