2023 Governorship Succession Plan Tears Enugu State As Senator Chimaroke Speaks

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By Princely Onyenwe, Imo

Enugu state has continued to boil immediately the news for the support of Succession Plan broke out wherein Senator Chimaroke Ebeano Nnamani expressed his full support to support GOVERNOR Ugwuanyi’s candidate to take over from him for the 2023 Enugu Governorship race.

9News correspodent in Owerri gathered that Enugu state has a Governorship rotation plan which had been duly adhered to since the olden days of Enugu politics but the people of the state are mad at the senator for showing support to governor Ugwuanyi’s successor.

This will no doubt destroy the good rotation plan and make power domicile in the wrong zone unless the sitting GOVERNOR can go back to the drawing board to present a candidate from the people’s choice zone as it is being done in Enugu state as gathered by 9News Nigeria.

However, Former Governor of Enugu State and Senator representing Enugu East in the Senate, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has reiterated that it is the prerogative of the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to produce his successor without challenges.

This he said was in line with the precedent for the incumbent governor of the state to determine his successor at least since 1999.

Senator Nnamani said in Abuja that “We have a tradition in Enugu State politics. The governor is the leader who directs affairs. He will determine who succeeds him without compromising the electoral processes and whomever he chooses will be our next governor.

“I have absolute loyalty and respect for my governor who is also the leader of Ebeano political family . He has demonstrated capacity and leadership. We are waiting for him to lead the way to go in 2023 and we shall follow”.

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Enugu State is among the few in the country that enjoys political harmony on account of adherence to zoning or rotation of key political offices in the three senatorial districts especially the governorship seat since 1999.

Senator Nnamani from Enugu East was the state governor from 1999 to 2007, Sullivan Chime from Enugu West took over from 2007 to 2015 while the incumbent governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi from Enugu North is expected to complete the cycle in 2023.

It is expected that the governorship slot returns to Enugu East for the second round of the rotation in 2023.

Senator Nnamani said he was excited by the political developments in the state where accomplished sons and daughters are showing interest in the politics of the state and prayed that the best amongst them emerges as governor in 2023.

He stated: “Virtually all the aspirants belong to the Ebeano political family. One hundred percent of them are my primary, secondary and by-products. Some may have close affinity with me which explains the understandable speculations on whom I may be supporting. But it is the governor that will choose his successor. The political machinery in the state including the Ebeano family will be rolled out to support whomever he chooses.

He advised those fanning the embers of war to sheathe their swords “because there is no war to be fought. We are one family, whomever emerges will be governor for all.

“No matter the machinations, conspiracies and subterfuges over the governorship primary of our party, we will have a successful transition under the leadership and guidance of our governor.

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“It is understandable that some of those who are posturing are seeking for relevance or seeking for political appointments in other parties. That is the beauty of democracy, he said.

Senator Nnamani reiterated that he has forgiven all those who may have wronged him in the past saying “I harbour no grudges against any one.

“I have no fears or concerns about anyone. I have no enemy. That era is confined to the dustbin of history. We are moving forward as one family for greater Enugu State”

Recall that Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, representing Enugu East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has said outgoing governors have the prerogative of choosing their successors, saying Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s case should not be different ahead of the 2023 election.

While our correspodent had a close interview with the Senator, Ebeano stated that the governor is the leader who directs affairs of a political party and in the process chooses who succeeds him but without compromising the electoral processes.

It is still not concluded of the incumbent governor’s arrangement to produce another successor from Nsukka zone having the fact that HE Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi came from Enugu North, who is expected to complete the cycle in 2023.

We will bring to our readers More details of what Enugu POLITICS will unfold likewise that of the South Eastern Quest for the 2023 Presidency.

9News Nigeria (Owerri) For inquiries on this news contact 9News Nigeria Imo State @08036856526

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Princely Onyenwe A seasoned Investigative Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, and Political Analyst, Currently Editor and News reporter with 9News Nigeria www.9newsng.com www.facebook.com/9newsng

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