The Ebonyi South Youth Congress (ESYC), Ebonyi State, has charged political leaders in the state not to exclude any zone in the race for the 2023 governorship contest.
The advice was contained in a communiqué signed by its President, Uka Ibom Anya, following a resolution reached at a meeting held in Afikpo, Afikpo North Local Council.
According to them, since all the three zones have had their fair share of the governorship position, equity demands that the seat should go to any of the three zones in the state to re-start the process.
“The Youths of Ebonyi South Senatorial District have taken a critical look at the ongoing debate on the 2023 governorship race in the state as to which zone should produce the governor in the post-David Umahi era.
“We, hereby, condemn and reject the rumoured plan and intention of some political leaders of Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone to sell out the people of the zone by proposing that the governorship seat be zoned to Ebonyi North and Ebonyi Central Senatorial Districts, to the utter exclusion of Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone,” the group said.
The group said they believe that such exclusion is illogical, insensitive, oppressive and unreasonable and should never be contemplated.
They, therefore, warned their political leaders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) or other political parties to have it in mind that they have no right or mandate to throw away the legitimate rights of the people of Ebonyi South Zone to contest the 2023 governorship election.