Proprietor of Gregory University, Uturu, Prof Greg Ibe has dismissed contentions from outside Abia North for participation in the forthcoming governorship election.
Prof. Ibe in an interview affirmed that the Abia Charter of Equity would guide the people of the state in determining the Senatorial Zone that would produce the next governor.
Noting that the governorship has passed through the three senatorial zones of the state, the former university down said it was the undisputed turn of Abia North to be governor of the state..
“I was approached and I conceded and stepped down. I was asked to wait. The Ngwa elders and leaders are still around alive today and I ask myself, why are they not talking to their sons and daughters on what transpired? They should speak now,” he maintained.
“Even in 2019, some elders came to me and asked me not to contest against Gov Ikpeazu and I agreed; I’m surprised some people from there are singing a different tune now, forgetting that there was an agreement reached.
“I’m not prepared to withdraw for anybody this time around. You won’t tell me to step down again. I have all it takes to contest. I’m the highest individual investor in Abia State today and the way this thing works, people will like to invest in the state where an investor is heading.
“We’ll take the plunge. Abia North is prepared to follow and abide by the principles and letters of the Abia State Charter of Equity. And in the North, we have the Bende bloc and the Isuikwuato-Uturu/Umunneochi bloc.
“Bende has had their turn and the next should be Isuikwuato-Uturu/Umunneochi bloc. Our platform is the PDP. I’ve been in PDP since 1999 and I can’t leave it for any other party. I’m coming with a comprehensive development package; a package that will lead to the accelerated development of Abia State”, he assured.