A group, Equity Movement Turn By Turn has berated an alleged plot by one of the major contenders in the November 6 Anambra gubernatorial election in the state to return power to Anambra Central senatorial zone.
It insisted that it was the turn of the South to produce the next governor of the state, having been enjoyed by both the North and the Central zones.
In a communiqué signed by the chairman, Gaius Ezeh and the secretary, Dan Ejianya, the group said they had met and discussed with various groups, personalities and stakeholders in the state who saw the reason that power must return to the South.
The statement partly read, “It was the former governor of the state, Mr. Peter Obi during his eight years in office who convinced Anambrarians of the need to zone political offices to the senatorial districts.
“Ndi Anambra after realizing the benefits of zoning subsequently allowed Anambra North senatorial zone to produce the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano who will be completing his eight-year tenure in March 2022.
“Should the North senatorial zone return power to the Central senatorial district, it will then appear that the zoning arrangement is between the two zones, a development that is not proper.
“The essence of rotation is for equity to be ensured. Anambra South has ruled this state through Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Dr. Chinwoke Mbadinuju, Senator Andy Uba and Dame Virgy Etiaba for a total of 5 years and 5 months.
“Chris Ngige and Mr Peter Obi ruled the state for a total of 11 years before handing over to the incumbent Chief Willie Obiano who will be taking eight years for Anambra North senatorial zone at the completion of his tenure.
“We therefore appeal to all and sundry to support the substance of the rotation for the greatest good of Anambra state and her people and to make Nigerians think we desire to be taken seriously as we demand for the rotation of the Presidency of the Federal republic of Nigeria.”