2019: Zoning Formula Tears Bende PDP Leaders Apart


The Political Brotherhood existing among Umunna and Ikwuisi,the two blocs that made up the Bende Political Constituency has been threatened over the political ambitions of some Bende Son’s and Daughters in 2019.

Investigations by PUO REPORTS revealed that although they may appear to be a little calm for the Umunna State Constituency otherwise called the Bende North State Constituency,Politicians from the Ikwuisi State Constituency otherwise called Bende South State Constituency are currently at loggerheads over who becomes the Flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for the Abia State House of Assembly seat of Bende South State Constituency.

The Political Tension both at the State Constituencies making up the Bende Federal Constituency is gradually destroying the love existing among Bende Political Stakeholders.

Bende North State Constituency seat is currently being occupied by Rt Hon Cosmos Ndukwe who is also the Deputy Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly while Bende South State Constituency has Hon Chibuzor Okogbuo(APC).

The Political seats rotates among the Communities that makes up Bende,for Bende North the Towns are : Alayi,Igberre,Item,Ugwueke and Item while the Bende South State Constituency seat rotates among Uzuakoli,Bende,Itumbauzo,Ozuitme,Nkpa and Umuhu-Ezechi.

The Late Hon Orji Lekwauwa from Alayi occupied the Bende North State Constituency seat for three Tenures  before the emergence of Hon Ndukwe Ojukwu from Item who in 2015 stepped down for the Former Abia Chief of Staff and  now Deputy Speaker Rt Hon Cosmos Ndukwe to emerge the Peoples Democratic Party Candidate and subsequently elected Lawmaker.

The Bende South State Constituency seat currently being occupied by Hon Chibuzor Okogbuo elected on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance(APGA) but now a member of the All Progressive Congress(APC) has been occupied by Princewill Onyegbu among others.

The Battle over who Becomes the flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for Bende South took a negative Dimension on Thursday 2nd August 2018 during a meeting of IKWUISI political leaders and Ikwuisi equity forum held at One Love hotels and Suites Uzuakoli .

The zoning of Bende south state constituency  which was said to have been Zoned to Uzuakoli ward did not go down well with one of the aspirants Chief  Chidiebere Asonye an aspirant from Ozuitem ward  who rejected the decision and walkout of the meeting.

In Bende North State Constituency,the Deputy Speaker of the Abia State House of Assemby Rt Hon Cosmos Ndukwe and the Executive Chairman of Bende Local Government Area Chief Gabriel Elendu no Longer communicate over information that the Council Boss is Interested in the Bende North State Constituency Seat.

The Bende Federal Constituency seat is not left out in the Battle between the Bende Blocs,while there is a General agreement that the current occupier of the seat for Twelve Years Now (2007-2019) Hon Nnenna Elendu Ukeje will have to Relinquish the seat,no agreement has been reached over who takes over the seat from Hon Nnenna come 2019.

Dr Chima Anyaso,a Bussiness Mogul Yesterday Formally declared his Intention to run for the Bende Federal Constituency Seat in 2019,hanging his aspirations as a clarion call to salvage the Constituency which has clearly been neglected in the past years.

His ambition is not going down well with Stakeholders from the Ikwuisi Bloc of the Bende Federal Constituency who said its their right time to Produce the next Representative after Hon Nnenna from Umunna who has held it for uninterrupted Twelve Years.

The Chairman of Bende Local Government Area Chief Gabriel Elendu refused to attend the Declaration, neither was the Deputy PDP Chairman in Abia State whose from the Constituency Present during the Declaration.

The Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party  Chief Princewill Chima Onyegbu is widely rumored to be Interested in the Seat,although the Former Lawmaker who Represented Bende South State Constituency appears to be working underground to convince some major Stakeholders.

No Compromise have been reached among the Two Blocs that made up Bende Local Government Area over the 2019 Political Positions.


This is a Special Reports by PUO REPORTS,Enuquries should be emailed to info@puoreports.com



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