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Press Release: I visited Chinyeaka to pray for his house, not to talk politics. The Governor is the one who has the power to choose his successor- Jim Nwobodo
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Press Release: I visited Chinyeaka to pray for his house, not to talk politics. The Governor is the one who has the power to choose his successor- Jim Nwobodo 

Press Release: I visited Chinyeaka to pray for his house, not to talk politics. The Governor is the one who has the power to choose his successor- Jim Nwobodo

…My agitation for powershift to Nkanu East is based on fairness and justice; I reassure Isiuzo that my love and friendship for them remains…

In the past days and weeks, there have been many waves on the media about conflicting reports from Sen. Jim Nwobodo on whom or what local government should produce the next Governor of Enugu State come 2023, and that he had thrown his weight strongly on the next Governor coming from Nkanu East, with many other mixed words and reaction. Owing to this, a press conference was held at Sen. Jim Nwobodo’s Country Home in Amechi, Awkunanaw, Enugu State, today, Wednesday, January 26, 2022 where he cleared the air on the conflicting news.

“I was invited by Chinyeaka Ohaa to come & bless his new house. He brought Kolanut which I received and appreciated him for building his house, such a gigantic one. I never discussed politics with him. What I did was simply say, in my style, that Power belongs to & comes from God. I was surprised to hear that I endorsed him as Governor. Who am I to endorse someone as Governor? It is the serving Governor only that has such powers to endorse his successor.”

Going further, “The PDP has a slogan, Power to the People, but I believe that it is God that gives power. As an elder statesman, I understand quite well that only the Governor or a President can give powers. Even if I want to endorse anyone, he or she should visit me at my home, not the other way round,” he said.

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“I believe that Nkanu East is tailing behind when it comes to general development as compared to other parts of Enugu East Senatorial Zone, and it deserves to be developed, too. People have abused me but that’s the beauty of democracy. I want to reconfirm that in the course of fairness, equity and justice, Nkanu East deserves to be given Governorship so that they can develop their place.”

When asked about the propriety or otherwise of Microzoning, he said, “This is my personal opinion. I’m from Awkunanaw, Amechi precisely, and if it is zoned to Enugu South, it may not seem equitable because we have produced Governor, Minister, Senators & Senate President, including Ambassador. Microzoning is the reason Southeast is asking to be given opportunity to produce the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and it should be considered in the discussion for the position of Governor of Enugu State.”

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When asked about Isiuzo as a local government, he was clear on his stand, “I love Isiuzo and they know that. The first Senator in my Government, Sen. Isaiah Ani was from Isiuzo. The first road I built was a road leading to Isiuzo. I built schools as Governor in Isiuzo. Isiuzo is far better than what it used to be. If an Isiuzo man becomes Governor, it is my joy. I reassure Isiuzo that my love and friendship for them remains. My agitation for powershift to Nkanu East is based on fairness and justice,” he added.

Below are picture shots of Sen. Jim Nwobodo’s press speech

 

 

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