Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has called on Senator Harcourt Enyinnaya Abaribe to drop his ambition of seeking re-election into the position of Abia South Senatorial District.
A press statement by the Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said out of the 15 senators from the Southeast, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has underperformed
According to him, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has done better in the areas of infrastructural development and youth empowerment across the state, especially in Aba and its environs, calling on Enyinnayah Abaribe to step down for Governor Ikpeazu for quality and robust representations.
He argued that Ndigbo needs a younger but experienced personality with persuasive and diplomatic aura to win more friendly and attarct helpful projects, than doing unnecessary fights without benefits for Abia South people.
“Abaribe has done his best in the last 16 years by 2023 in the Senate, it’s not his birthright or his ancestral rights, but he’s expected to serve in another capacity, not in the Senate in 2023. His people complain about the absence of constituency projects and lack of accessibility for the last 16 years”.
” From the budget office of the National Assembly, the records of monetary allocation received for Abia South didn’t translate into the level of developmental projects on the ground for the last sixteen years.
“It shows that the current occupant of the Senate of Abia South only attracted few projects and the Constituency’s projects are insufficient under the watchful eye of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
“While admitting that he shows courage in speaking for Ndigbo but he recklessly abandoned his immediate constituency with poor representation with the lest projects, amongst other 14 serving senators from the southeast”.
“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has demonstrated courage and strength to fight for Ndigbo, he has shown interest in fighting for the end of the marginalization of the southeast and unification of the Igbo-speaking people of Niger Delta with their kit and kins in the Southeast.
“He has given Aba a facelift through the harvest of projects, his modest disposition is needed in the Senate to attract more projects rather than being an attack dog without visible projects and creating unnecessary enemies for the people of Abia South Senatorial zone. its time for Enyinnayah Abaribe should step down for Governor Ikpeazu for quality and robust representations”, he said.