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Why Ebonyi PDP zoned governorship to Abakaliki bloc- Odefa

From Nwaeze Angela, Abakaliki

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ebonyi state has disclosed the real reason it zoned itsgovernorship position to the Abakaliki bloc.

Ebonyi is made up ofthree senatorial zones and two political blocs. The zones are  South,Central and North, while the two blocs are Ebonyi South and Abakaliki bloc.Abakaliki bloc comprises of North and Central senatorial zones.

The state is made upof 13 local government areas. Ebonyi South bloc has five while the Abakalikibloc has eight local government areas.

National Vice Chairmanof PDP, southeast zone, Chief Ali Odefa, said the party decided to zone thegovernorship position to the Abakaliki bloc to maintain the equity, justice andfairness it’s known for.

He said that thegovernor of Ebonyi state, Engr David Umahi, before he decamped to the AllProgressives Congress, (APC) came into power on the platform of equity andfairness.

He added: “Wezoned PDP chairmanship position to Ebonyi south and like you heard the statechairman say, the governorship has been zoned to the Abakaliki Bloc, that wayeverything is done peacefully. 

“The presentgovernor before he left to APC came on the platter of Equity, justice andfairness, so we want to maintain that equity and fairness in all our politicaldoings that way rancor and violence will drastically reduce.  

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