Focus on winning Anambra guber not zoning- Obiora tells PDP

A governorship aspirant Dr Obiora Okonkwo has charged the Anambra chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to concentrate on identifying and nurturing credible aspirants that would contest its 2021 governorship primaries.

He said the party was wasting precious time and energy arguing over zoning arrangement as against building candidate that could win back the governorship position.

He was speaking on the backdrop of the recent argument in the state that the governorship position has been zoned to Anambra South senatorial zone of the state.

Obiorah said the state was predominantly a PDP one and the party should rather be concerned about how to return power to the party, as it has been out of power for 16 years now.

He insisted there was no document to back up the zoning arrangement in the state which is currently being purveyed by some political actors in the state.

“Zoning has never worked in the state (Anambra) before. Those who are shouting zoning now are doing so because they happen to come from a part of the state that is favoured by the argument.

“If you look carefully, you will see that there have never been a time when the zoning arrangement has ever worked, because, if we have to zone, then we have to stop people from other zones from contesting, but that has never happened, and every politician in the zone has been contesting election when they wish, so there is no zoning in Anambra State.”

Further, he said it was wrong to come at the middle to begin to canvass zoning, just because some people have made up their minds on some politicians who incidentally hail from the zone being favoured.

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