Governor Ikpeazu Diaspora Relatives Oppose Ngwa Self-Succession Scheme
Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo in Umuahia
Contrary to general perception in Abia State, it emerged that the intrigues of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s inner circle to retain power for another eight years is not a collective Ngwa agenda.
Indeed, some of the Ngwa people in the diaspora view the self-succession plot as “odious” and vehemently question its morality given that a Ngwa man would leave Government House next year after eight years. in power.
Among the opponents of self-succession is a US-based Ngwa group under the umbrella of the Isiala Ngwa Family Association (INFA), which in a statement called for a transfer of power towards Abia North “in the spirit of justice and equity”.
In the statement signed by its coordinator, Uchenna Elemuo, the INFA noted that while it would seem politically logical for the Old Aba division to retain power to even things out with the Old Bende division, this cannot be justified under the circumstances. current.
“It is morally wrong for Nde Ngwa to hold power for 16 years straight,” the Atlanta, Georgia-based group said, adding that Ngwa’s self-succession plot nullifies the Equity Charter of Abia.
The Ngwa conspiracy, to which Ikpeazu has reportedly given his tacit support, plans to have a Ngwa man succeed him from Abia Central in 2023. Former Vice Chancellor of Abia Uturu State University (ABSU), Professor Uche Ikonne, has already been chosen as the Ngwa consensus candidate to refresh the agenda.
But the Isiala Ngwa Family Association noted that while the plot was hatched under the aegis of the Ukwa-Ngwa political bloc, the ultimate beneficiary, as always, are the Ngwa.
The group therefore argued that “the exclusion of the Ukwa Nation from the true beneficiaries of the Old Aba divisive argument is another injustice that proponents of this narrative deliberately want to cover up”.
He said it smacks of ‘insensitivity and greed’ on the part of the Ngwa clan to plot to retain power beyond 2023 when a division of Abia North (Isuikwuato) has not tasted power since the creation of Abia.
Diaspora group Ngwa has warned against any political shenanigans that could upset the peaceful transition of power that has always prevailed in Abia.
He urged the Ngwa clan to ignore the selfish politicians among them and support the transfer of power to Abia North in the spirit of fairness and justice so that when the next power returns to Abia Central, the Ngwa component of the area would take his turn.