The group argued that though it might appear politically logical to contend that Old Aba Division should retain power to equal the number of years power resided with Old Bende, “it is morally wrong for Nde Ngwa to hold power for 16 years at a stretch”.
According to the group, “excluding the Ukwa nation from bonafide beneficiaries of the Old Aba Division argument is yet another injustice that the proponents of this narrative deliberately want to cover.”
The group in a statement signed by Uchenna Elemuo, called on the proponents of ‘Ngwa self succession agenda’ to consider the the Abia Charter of Equity.
According to the group, it amounts to insensitivity and greed for the Ngwa clan to scheme to retain power beyond 2023 when a Division in Abia North had not tasted power since Abia was created.
The group advised against any move capable of disrupting the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state.
It urged Ngwa nation to rather support power shift to Abia North in the spirit of equity and fairness so that when next power rotates back to Abia Central, others would willingly support another Ngwa man to become Governor.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.