Jude Okechukwu Emecheta, the National Chairman of Willie Obiano Support Group, has said the next governor of Anambra State should emerge from the south senatorial district for reasons of equity and equality in the zoning and rotation of governmental powers between the three senatorial districts of the state.
Emecheta stated that Anambra North and Anambra Central senatorial districts had had their fair share of gubernatorial powers and that it was time Anambra South mounted the saddle to also have its share of the seat of power in the state.
The politician, who spoke with Akelicious in Awka on Tuesday, maintained that any attempt to deprive Anambra South its turn to produce the next governor of the state in 2021 would result to agitations.
He said Governor Willie Obiano must hand over the baton to an APGA person from Anambra South to sustain the tempo of development in Anambra State, stressing the Speakership of the 7th Anambra House of Assembly was the least of the pressing needs of the district, adding that what the zone needed was the governorship, just as the Igbo nation needed the presidency.
Emecheta said it did not matter where the Speaker came from, but what was of paramount concern was that the next governor should come from Anambra Suth senatorial zone.
According to him, Anambra South held the speaker position in the outgoing 6th state Assembly, adding that the position was nothing to write home about because nobody from the zone felt its impact, not even the constituents of the speaker.
He admonished the leadership of the incoming legislature to assist the executive in strengthening the security architecture of the state to enable more investors come into Anambra State to invest as well as create jobs for the citizenry, emphasising that the legislature should not waste its time plotting impeachment of the governor, but should strive to help him succeed to enable the people reap dividends of democracy and good governance.