Abia State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned the seat of the State Governor to Abia North and Abia Central Senatorial zones of the State.
Announcing the stand of the party in Umuahia yesterday, it’s Publicity Secretary, Fabian Nwankwo said the decision was arrived at, after wide consultations with leaders and stakeholders of the party in Abia.
Nwankwo stated that the decision was taken after meetings by the State executive committee and and State working committee.
The party, which said Governor Okezie Ikpeazu was not part of the zoning decision, appreciated the Governor for his leadership examples and commended him for ensuring that the party’s flag bearer would only emerged through a process guided by party decisions.
“We have looked at the agitations from the two zones. We looked at the area of interests and the number of aspirants from the two zones. What the party is looking for is a candidate who has the capacity and acceptability to run.
Going further, Nwankwo said, “There are so many parameters we put on the table before arriving at this decision. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has no hand in this decision.”
Abia PDP however, said that chances of Governorship aspirants from the Abia South are not foreclosed by the zoning decision.