Abia monarchs endorse Ikpeazu’s re-election

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Traditional rulers in Abia State, on Friday, endorsed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for re-election in 2019.
The monarchs, from all autonomous communities in the South-East state, cited good performance in office, equity in Abi, prevailing peace and need to allow the governor continue his hope-giving projects in the state till 2023.

Below is the communique endorsed on behalf of Ndi Eze Abia State by the Chairmen of all 17 LGAs Council of Ndi Eze and the Chairman of Abia State Traditional Rulers Council, HRM Eze Eberechi Dick.

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS AT A MEETING HELD AT ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS SECRETARIAT, MINISTRY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS, OGURUBE LAYOUT, UMUAHIA ON FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER, 2018.

COMMUNIQUE
At a general meeting of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers held at Abia State Council of Traditional Ruler’s Secretariat, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ogurube layout, Umuahia and presided over by His Eminence, Eze Dr. Eberechi Dick JP, Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers and attended by the Principal Officers and the seventeen Advisory Committee Chairmen and the entire Council on Friday 28thSeptember, 2018, the meeting reviewed the political situation in Abia State, the relative peace, harmony, developmental strides, the rotation of the Governorship seat among the three Senatorial zones, and the series of adoptions of Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhDfor the 2019 General Election including but not limited to the following:
1. The adoption of Governor Victor Okezie IkpeazuPhD by the two blocs that make up Abia State-Ukwana Ngwa bloc and Old Bende Bloc. Both have held rallies adopting him for the wonderful job he has done within the period under review despite distractions and court cases.
2. The entire Abia State Market Associations have equally adopted Governor Victor Okezie IkpeazuPhD as their sole candidate come 2019 General Election because of his love, affection and interest towards them.
3. The Abia State Landlords Association has equally thrown their weight behind the re-election of Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD come 2019, as a result of his humane disposition, benevolence and care towards them.
4. The Abia State Transport Association in conjunction with Okada Riders and Tricycle Operators has at the same time chosen Governor Victor Okezie IkpeazuPhD as their choice for 2019 election.
5. The Association of Nigerian Students, Abia State Chapter has unequivocally expressed their preference for Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD as the man of the moment.
6. The Civil/Public Servants of Abia State are singing the same song that Governor Victor OkezieIkpeazu PhD should be allowed to do his second term for meeting his statutory obligations towards them.
From the foregoing, and based on the wisdom of the founding fathers as enshrined in the Abia Charter of Equity in which Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu from Abia North governed Abia State between 1999-2007 (8 years), Chief T. A. Orji from Abia central governed Abia State between 2007 to 2015 (8 years). In the spirit of this equity, Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD should be allowed to do his eight (8) years. His case should not be different because all equities are in his favour. More so, he has done excellently well.
Consequently, we the Traditional Rulers from all the Autonomous Communities of Abia State do hereby re-affirm the positions earlier taken by the above bodies, Associations, Unions and Interest Groups by adopting Governor Victor Okezie Ikpeazu PhD as the sole candidate for the 2019 Governorship Election in the overall interest of peace, equity, harmony and peaceful co-existence among the people of God’s Own State.
We so unanimously agreed.

Signed:

1. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE L. A. WOGU
CHAIRMAN, ABA NORTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

2. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE V. U. ASONYE
CHAIRMAN, ABA SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

3. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE LINUS MBAH NTOH
CHAIRMAN, AROCHUKWU TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

4. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE ENGR. PATRICK UDE
CHAIRMAN, BENDE TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

5. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE C. U. EJIRIKA
CHAIRMAN, IKWUANO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

6. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE J. N. NWABEKE
CHAIRMAN, ISIALA NGWA NORTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

7. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE P. N. OKPANKU
CHAIRMAN, ISIALA NGWA SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

8. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE EZO UKANDU
CHAIRMAN, ISUIKWUATO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

9. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE F. M. IKPEAZU
CHAIRMAN, OBINGWA TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

10. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE K. K. OGBU (IV)
CHAIRMAN, OHAFIA TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

11. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE M. C. MBAOGU
CHAIRMAN, OSISIOMA NGWA TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

12. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE H. N. UGWUALA
CHAIRMAN, UGWUNAGBO TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

13. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE IKEAGWUCHI EKEKE
CHAIRMAN, UKWA EAST TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

14. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE G. C. UKANNA
CHAIRMAN, UKWA WEST TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

15. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE PST. PHILIP AJOMIWE
CHAIRMAN, UMUAHIA NORTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

16. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE G. C. ONWUKA
CHAIRMAN, UMUAHIA SOUTH TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

17. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE (PROF) S. I. NWANKWO
CHAIRMAN, UMUNNEOCHI TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL

18. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE ELDER S. A. OKORIE
SECOND DEPUTY CHAIRMAN,
ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS

19. ………………………………………………………………………………..
HRM EZE G. C. CHIONYE (PhD.)
FIRST DEPUTY CHAIRMAN,
ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS

20​………………………………………………………………………………..
HIS EMINENCE EZE (DR) EBERECHI N. DICK (JP)
CHAIRMAN, ABIA STATE COUNCIL OF TRADITIONAL RULERS

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