As intrigues intensify ahead of the 2019 elections, Senator Theodore Orji representing Abia Central district has insisted that the power zoning arrangements in the state should be respected by all political parties in the spirit and letter of Abia charter of equity.
The former Governor stated this at the weekend in Umuahia when he received in audience Umunneato Council of Chiefs and select women leaders.
Umunneato clan comprises three Local Government Areas in Abia Central zone of Ngwa: Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South and Osisioma LGAs.
Orji said that the Abia charter of equity agreed upon by the founding fathers of the state recommended power rotation among the three senatorial zones in the state.
He said his belief in the document informed his insistence on power shift to Abia South in 2015 after his second tenure as Governor, as other zones had all taken their turns.
Orji said “it will be proper for Abia South senatorial zone to be allowed to complete their turn by renewing Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s mandate in 2019”.
The former Governor, therefore, enjoined the Umunneato Council of Chiefs to prevail on senatorial aspirants from the clan to perish their ambition in 2019 in the spirit of equity and justice.