From Paul Ibeh, Enugu
Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has emerged the consensus candidate of the PDP caucus in Old Abakaliki political bloc ahead of next year’s governorship election in Ebonyi State.
The meeting which held today was attended by serving and former political office holders, as well as major stakeholders in the bloc and was presided over by Governor Martin Elechi.
According to the stakeholders, the resolutions reached at the meeting was based on a comprehensive analysis of the political situation and careful consideration of the factors of successions, transition and power rotation, peace, equity, fairness and good conscience.
In affirming this, the people of the old Abakaliki political bloc then requested the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu to make himself available for the governorship of Ebonyi state in the 2015 general election, as a consensus candidate.
The Abakaliki political bloc explained that they have agreed to concede the position of Governorship in the 2015 election to the Ebonyi South Senatorial zone and therefore enjoined all the sons and daughters from the area that are interested in the position of governorship of Ebonyi State in the next dispensation to drop such ambition for the collective interest of the state in line with what was agreed upon.
The stakeholders equally resolved that all Abakaliki people should support the power shift arrangement for the interest of peace and mutual existence of the various sections of the state. They noted that their choice of Prof. Chukwu was taking in good faith and should be supported by all Ebonyi citizens.