From Steve Oko , Umuahia
A renowned medical practitioner, Dr. Chidi Esike, has insisted that it is the turn of Isuikwuato District to produce the next governor of Abia State in 2023.
According to him, Isuikwuato repressing the letter “I” in the four letter acronym “A-B-I-A” that make up the state, is the only marginalised district as others have taken their shots respectively at the seat of power.
He argued that Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu took the turn of Afikpo district, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and Senator Theodore Orji respectively, represented Old Bende Division, while the incumbent, Okezie Ikpeazu, is taking the turn of Aba Division, thus, leaving Isuikwuato as the only district that is yet to produce a governor in the 29 years of Abia State.
He, therefore, urged other districts to cede the governorship slot to Isuikwuato District in 2023 in keeping with the doctrine of Abia Charter of Equity which was conceptualised by the founding fathers of the state.
His words : “Nothing hurts and destabilizes any place like injustice. Even in producing the number one citizen of Abia State, no zone had been so unjustly treated like the Isuikwuato zone.
“The agitation and restless for justice to be done for people from the Aba zone who rightly claimed it was their turn to produce the governor was deafening since both from the point of Aba zone and being from Abia south senatorial district had not produced a governor for the state before.
“Now that all other zones and senatorial districts in Abia State had taken a short at the governorship position, it should rightly be expected to come back to Abia North, it is natural that the only zone that formed Abia State that had not produced a governor, the Isuikwuato district of Abia State should produce the next governor of the state and they should be supported to produce one by their brothers and sisters in other zones.”