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2019: Ebonyi senator, Ogbuorji, declares for governorship



The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation and senator representing Ebonyi South senatorial district, Sonni Ogbuorji yesterday officially declared his intension to contest next year’s governorship election.

Ogbuorji, a two term senator was elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but had defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) last year.

He was among seven aspirants in the state chapter of the APC that had picked nomination forms for the governorship race.

At a press conference in Abakaliki, Ogbuorji said he was contesting the governorship race to ensure that the position remained in south senatorial district.

He said series of meetings were ongoing by North and Central senatorial districts otherwise known as Abakaliki bloc over the governorship race, but that anything that would make the South senatorial district not to spend eight years the way the North and Central districts did, may threaten the unity of the state.

He said he would only govern for four years if elected.
“As we speak now, meetings are going on everywhere, especially here in Abakaliki, meetings are ongoing and the people of the area are asking how are you sure that Senator Ogbuorji if he is given power.”

, will complete the eight years that the south is clamouring for that they should be given the opportunity to complete the eight years because the North and the Central districts have both done their eight years.”

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