There is a strong rumour that the Distinguished Senator Ike Ekweremadu who has been in the senate for 20 years, wants to run for governorship election of Enugu state come 2023.
Ekweremadu is from Mpu, Aninri local govt in Enugu west senatorial district. Enugu west senatorial zone has 5 local govts – Aninri, Awgu, Oji River, Udi and Ezeagu.
Zoning has been entrenched in Enugu state, and Ike Ekweremadu should not allow some jobbers deceive him. His Excellency, Barr Sullivan Iheanacho Chime is from the same senatorial zone with Ekweremadu, he was in power for 8 years thereby serving the 8 year term of their senatorial zone.
The zoning began in 1999. Dr Chimaroke Nnamani from Enugu east senatorial zone (Nkanu) did 8 years and handed over to Sullivan who took the turn of Enugu west senatorial zone.
Sullivan Chime in the spirit of zoning handed over to Nsukka zone in which the incumbent gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi will complete their 8 year tenure by 2023.
By 2023, it should be the turn of ndi Nkanu. The rumour of Ike Ekweremadu plotting to run for Guber in 2023 will fail.
If he must be governor, he should wait till 2031, when it will be the turn of his zone.
Meanwhile, Ike Ekweremadu has been in govt since 1999. Attempting to destabilize the zoning system having lost out at the senate leadership after 20 years wont be good for his ending career.