- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called for support for zoning formula in the forthcoming 2021 Anambra governorship election
- The organisation said the zoning formula is the best way to sustaining peace in the state and reduce the high cost of elections
- Ohanaeze also urged the state governor, Willie Obiano, to support the adoption of the zoning formula for the election
The Anambra chapter of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on political parties in the state to ensure that their candidates for the 2021 Anambra gubernatorial election are selected from the southern senatorial district of the state.
The organisation said respecting the existing zonal formula in the state is the best way to sustaining peace in the state and reduce the high cost of elections.
Stating that previous governors of the state have been produced using the same zonal formula, Ohanaeze said should all political parties pick their candidates from the region, it would consolidate the gains of zoning formula as a permanent policy in Anambra political system.
Making remarks on the zoning formula, the chairman of the Anambra state chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Damian Okeke-Ogene urged the state governor, Willie Obiano, to support the policy as a beneficiary of the arrangement.
He said the support of the governor will help the state to peacefully produce the next governor.
“We have no doubt that governor Obiano as a beneficiary of the arrangement will support the shift of power to Anambra South senatorial district,” Damian said.
“With the victory of Governor Willie Obiano in the November 2017 governorship election, Anambra North has taken its eight years slot. The state is warming up for another gubernatorial election in 2021 and the slot will move to Anambra South for the next uninterrupted eight years,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that 15 people had indicated interest to run for the Anambra gubernatorial election in 2021.
The aspirants, mainly from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are all top Anambra businessmen.
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