The Secretary General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, has admonished Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, to abandon his ambition to return to the senate for fifth time interval or hazard outright rejection by the electorates inside the 2023 regular elections
He was speaking in opposition to the backdrop of alternate of political brickbats by political leaders, essential stakeholders and socio-political groups over Abaribe’s dedication to hunt reelection in 2023 to suggest Abia south senatorial district for fifth time interval inside the purple chamber of the National Assembly.
DAILY POST recollects that Senator Abaribe, who was an Abia governorship hopeful, had in May withdrew from the carried out Peoples Democratic Party governorship primaries
He moreover resigned as a result of the Minority Leader inside the greater chamber of the National Assembly, citing illegality, impunity, and hesitations in decision-making as causes for dumping the PDP.
“This development is consequent upon the shameful display of illegality, impunity and undemocratic decision of the party and after due consultations with my constituents,” he added
On 27 May 2022, Senator Abaribe confirmed that he had joined the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to pursue his fifth time interval ambition to the senate inside the forthcoming 2023 regular elections.
However, Isiguzoro, who hailed from Obingwa Local Government Area which formed Abia south senatorial zone, whereas speaking with journalists in Umuahia on Thursday, dominated out Abaribe’s dedication to return to the senate for a fifth time interval, and regretted that the federal lawmaker has did not justify the mandate entrusted to him by the oldsters, notably within the course of enhancing their social welfare, and complementing the constructive efforts of well- which suggests Abians to carry the bar in Infrastructure in Abia south senatorial zone.
He talked about, “The National Assembly, notably the Senate, is not the birthright of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe. He has remained inside the senate for the earlier sixteen years, and has equally carried out his most interesting. At this time restrict, there’s a important and urgent need for Abaribe to depart the political stage for various of us with the needed and requisite functionality and expertises, to speak and entice important federal presence or Infrastructures in Abia south. He has carried out his place in nation- setting up, and advancing the course of igbo nation for greater developmental welfare packages, and inclusion in governance which might be extraordinarily celebrated and appreciated by Ndigbo at home and in diaspora.
“I’ll advise him to jettison his ambition to seek fifth term in office, and relinquish the Abia south senatorial seat to someone track records of performance in public or private sector, because we, the people from Abia south cannot afford to reelect or allow Senator Abaribe for 5th term, it will not help in our collective and positive efforts, and desire to deepen democratic process in the country.”