- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe appears to be getting ready to run the helms of affairs of in Abia state ahead of the 2023 general elections
- The lawmaker representing Abia South Senatorial District has reportedly made his intentions known to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu
- Abaribe who is yet to officially declare his interest is epected contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Abia - One of Nigeria's most vocal lawmakers Enyinnaya Abaribe appears to be nursing a gubernatorial ambition in 2023.
A report by The Nation indicates that the senator representing Abia South Senatorial District has informed Abia state governor Okezie Ikpeazu of his intention to run for the state's highest seat.
On Saturday morning, December 25, the senator who represents Abia South senatorial district made his intention known to Ikpeazu during a meeting, The Eagle added.
Abaribe was said to have informed the govenor that is also from his local government on Friday night, December 24, at the Abia Government House Lodge.
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It was learnt that the Senate minority leader, will contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Rumours of Abaribe’s interest in succeeding Ikpeazu has been swirling for sometime, though he is yet to officially declare his interest in the race.
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While receiving an honourary award from the Nigerian Society of Engineers at a ceremony on Thursday, November 4, Abaribe appealed to all registered voters in Anambra to ensure that they exercise their franchise.
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He warned that when people fail to participate in elections, they give those who voted the opportunity to elect their choice leaders.
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Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has resolved to intervene and ensure peace following the diplomatic row between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Abaribe, while raising a point of order at the plenary on Tuesday, November 16, said the rift between both countries on PCR testing for COVID-19 for travellers needs to be addressed.
Senate minority leader relying on Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate Rules said in December 2020, a memorandum of understanding was executed between Nigeria and the UAE to provide a platform for both countries to engage each other bilaterally.