On the vexed question of governorship position in Abia State, let me remind us that since 1960, 53 years ago, no Ngwa person has served as the Governor of any state in Nigeria. There was none during the Eastern Region, East Central states, Imo state, and there has been none since we Abia state was created. However, I see a green light and an opportunity for the next Governor of Abia State in 2015 to be an Ngwa man or woman because equity is on our side. But before we start talking about equity, we must first of all get our house in order. We must agree today to resolve that it does not matter who becomes the next Governor of Abia state as long as the individual is an Ngwa man or woman. Let us also agree that whoever becomes governor shall dedicate him or herself to serving and bringing the dividends of democracy to our people and to the entire Abians.
I believe that if we do not divide ourselves on the question of who among us will hold position as the next Governor of Abia State, an Ngwa man or woman will surely occupy that seat. The only thing that will stop us from making this to happen this time is if we allow other interested groups to pin us against each other, or if we become too desperate in our bids and personal interests that we do not mind destroying each other’s character and good intentions. I read in Macbeth that a lady stopped (restrained) herself from killing a king just because the king while asleep resembled her father. Shouldn’t it be wise for us all to be restrained from working against ourselves or saying bad things against each other given that we belong to one another, just as we resemble one another? Nde K’anyi, ONYE NGWA BU ONYE NGWA.