The Abia state chapter of the Campaign for Democracy (CD) has called on the Ngwa people to unite and ensure that it produces the next governor of the state in 2015.
In a chat with 247ureports.com in Aba, the state chairman, Mr Jude Chukwu, said the organization was planning workshops in the 17 local government areas of the state, to sensitize the electorate and political parties on their civic responsibilities ahead of the 2015 elections.
He disclosed that the workshop, titled “You Can Change It if You Want’’, was aimed at wooing the political parties in the state to adopt persons from Ngwa extraction for the governorship position in 2015.
Chukwu maintained that old Bende in Abia North senatorial district had had a shot at the Abia Government House since the return to civilian rule, more than other zones in the state.
According to him, Ngwaland in Abia Central and South senatorial districts, with nine local government councils out of 19, is yet to produce a governor of the state.
“We are going to carry out a house to house campaign after the workshops, to achieve this objective ahead of the 2015 general elections. We are not doing these for monetary gains.
“But we thought it is right for equity and justice for Ngwaland, with the commercial city of Aba, to produce the next governor of the state,’’ he stated.
Chukwu advised the Ngwa people against misusing the opportunity by resorting to monetary gains stressing that power is not given but taken.