A former governor of old Enugu State and former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo, says there is a subsisting agreement on the rotation of the seat of governor among the three senatorial districts in the State.
Dr Nwodo, who is a proponent of rotation among the three Senatorial Districts in Enugu State, stated this when the Nkanu East Leaders Consultative Forum (NELCF), led by former Power and Steel minister Professor Barth Nnaji, visited him at his Enugu residence.
The NELCF leaders visited Dr Nwodo to solicit his support in their quest for the state’s 2023 governorship slot.
The former governor praised the unity and sense of purpose of NELCF.
“It is the turn of Enugu East and the way Nkanu East is going about it with the cream de la cream of your people is admirable,” he told them.
“There’s no stakeholder that you would visit that won’t pay attention to you. So we are begging God. But let me be a bit personal, if it comes to you, I will be happier.
“I wish you people well and wish that if Enugu East people would form a consensus that it should be Nkanu East and you give it to the best, I will greet you more.”
NELCF Leader Professor Nnaji said Nkanu East Local Government Area deserves the governorship seat more than any other local government area in Enugu East zone because of what he described as its “pitiable state of underdevelopment”.
Professor Nnaji pointed out that Nkanu East has no meaningful infrastructure, especially roads and government presence both state and federal, in spite of its abundant human and natural resources as well as other economic endowments.(Radio Nigeria)