Apparently miffed by the distribution of the Deputy Senate President, Mr. Ike Ekweremadu’s posters for the 2015 guber race in Enugu State, traditional rulers in Nsukka Senatorial District have concluded plans to invite Ekweremadu’s coordinators in the area for a meeting.
One of the traditional rulers, who spoke to Vanguard on condition of anonumity at Nsukka, said they would invite the co-coordinators, including one Mr. Martins Oloto and Chinedu Onuh, to find out why they would support Ekweremadu instead of Nsukka people, whose turn it was to produce the next governor of the state.
They argued that since Enugu East Senatorial District produced former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani, who ruled for eight years before the current governor, Sullivan Chime, who is serving his second term emerged from Enugu West, where Ekweremadu hails from, it was the turn of Nsukka to produce the next governor.
One of the traditional rulers, who spoke to newsmen on the condition of anonymity, said: “We will soon invite Ekweremadu’s co-ordinators for a meeting.
“We will find out their reasons for working against the zoning policy by supporting Ekweremadu, whose brother, Chime, will complete his second term in 2015.
“We will ask them to throw their hats into the race instead of supporting any other person outside Nsukka, for peace to reign in the state.
“Nsukka people had borne the brunt of much injustice since the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, administration in the country and it is unthinkable that any right-thinking person from the area would want this type of oppression to continue because of such a person’s pecuniary interest.
“We have no problems with Ike Ekweremadu as an individual but he should not use his position to cause trouble by disorganising the arrangement that has guaranteed peace and unity of Enugu State in the last 14 years of democracy.
“Since the inception of this current democracy in the country, nobody from Nsukka had been appointed minister. All the ministers from Enugu State had always come from Enugu East or Enugu West.”