Former Senate President, Senator Adolphus Wabara, has urged governorship aspirants in the 2023 governorship election in the state to consider Ukwa clan for the Deputy Governorship position.
Senator Wabara who is the Secretary, Board of Trustees BoT of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this when one of the party’s governorship hopefuls, Mayor Lucky Igbokwe, paid a condolence visit to him at his Ukwa Destiny Villa country home.
Wabara who was deeply concerned over the gross political marginalisation of his Ukwa kinsmen in the politics of Abia State said the anomaly had to stop.
Wabara commended Mayor Igbokwe for his courage to join the governorship race, saying that people are not known until they showcase what they have.
He, however, reminded him that the contest is like examination which could go either way, urging him not to see any investment in elective position as a waste.
In a swift response, Igbokwe reminded the former Senate President that he had already resolved and even declared during an earlier meeting with Ukwa East PDP delegates and stakeholders, that he would pick his running mate from Ukwa.
Asking the two Ukwa LGAs to agree on a consensus running mate for him, said that he was already planning to change the narrative of Ukwa clan by giving them a sense of belonging.
The governorship hopeful noted that Ukwa people had been unfairly treated in the political equilibrum of the state despite being the hen that lays the golden egg for the state.
He regretted that Ukwa land had crude oil, palm trees and a lot of tourism sites but unfairly treated.
The Entertainment guru said his experience in the Entertainment industry which had taught him how to make something out of nothing, had equiped him to transform Ukwa land if given the opportunity.
” I know how to develop human beings who are not even educated and they will become stars. If I become Governor, I will harness the potentials in Ukwa land and make them proud”.
Igbokwe had earlier in a remark said he came to condole with Senator Wabara over the demise of his wife, and prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
The governorship hopeful who said he shared in the grief the former Senate President was passing through as a result of the demise of his dear wife, told him he would return after the funerals to share his manifesto and vision for the state with him, and for counsel.
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.