31 January 2013

Nigeria: Anambra North Should Produce Next Governor - Okadigbo

Vice Chairman of the Senate committee on health, Senator Margery Chuba-Okadigbo has said that Anambra North Senatorial District deserves to produce the next governor of the State in next year's election.

Okadigbo, in a statement yesterday, said since the creation of the state in 1991 the zone has not produced a governor for the state.

"I need to stress that Anambra people are one and the same but the fact remains that since Anambra State was created in 1991, nobody from Anambra North has occupied the office of governor of the state. The clamour for the governorship of Anambra State to shift to Anambra North Senatorial District is not intended to divide us as a people but to unite us as one people with a common destiny," she stated.

She said her decision to canvass for Anambra North followed an interview by former President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo and chairman of Anambra Council of Elders, Dr. Dozie Ikedife on who takes over from Governor Peter Obi in November.

According to her, making mention of unelected persons during the military era in the calculations for political leadership in the present Anambra State will not help in the search for equity.

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