Search For Governor Elechi’s Successor Commences In EbonyiLatest News, Politics Sunday, January 19th, 2014
…Elechi Wants Power to Shift to Ebonyi South
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ebonyi state, Mr Chike Onwe, says the state has begun the big search for Governor Martin Elechi’s successor in 2015.
Onwe who spoke in Abakaliki Saturday, had lent credence to the position of governor Elechi, that power would shift to Ebonyi south on the ground of divine providence for equity, justice, and fair play to be maintained.
The commissioner, who spoke the mind of the state Governor, is convinced on the grounds of equity, fairness and human conscience that since the North has taken eight years, and the central by 2015, must have completed their eight years, the south should be allowed to also take their own slot of same eight years.
The Commissioner said though, the decision of picking a replacement is always a wish, and not an issue to be discussed on a round table.
Onwe, further said ” in tandem with strokes of divine providence, the calculation is that power should shift to the south.
Continuing, “In 1999, the governorship position was contested by all the three zones in the state. By stroke of divine providence, the North zone won the election.
“In 2003, the seat was equally contested by all the zones and through divine providence; the North equally won the election.
“In 2007, both the north and the other two zones contested the election and through divine providence, the central zone won the governorship. Also in 2011, the same election was contested by all the three zones and through divine providence again, the Central zone also produced the governor.
“In 2015, it is through the alliance of strokes of divine providence that power is expected to shift to the south senatorial zone.”
Meanwhile, the commissioner in his recent comment on social media, had enjoined everyone to be part of succession plan and activities so that they would not make any mistake in their choice.
He hinted that, “in Ebonyi state the big search has started. The race has begun. The big search is: who succeeds Elechi in 2015? Who is the man? Where is he coming from? The great search is on. We have to get it right”. He declared
But a close source to the governor, who spoke with our correspondent, but do not want to be quoted, cautioned the commissioner, saying he should utilize the social media for the dissemination of the numerous completed and ongoing projects of the governor, and not to distract the governor with the politics of 2015, which according to him, was still far.
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