The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has declared his interest to contest for the Abia governorship seat at the 2023 general elections.
The lawmaker made the declaration at an event in Obingwa where he was conferred with a chieftaincy title, “Maduforo nde Ngwa”, by the traditional rulers of Ahiaba La Abayi in Obingwa and Aba North Local Government Areas of the state.
Abaribe disclosed that he had already informed the state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, of his ambition to succeed him come 2023.
“We respect constituted authority. I believe my future political ambition should be made known to my Governor, who is the number one citizen in my state.
”So, what I’m telling Ndi Abia is that they should expect Mmagha Ndigbo as their next Governor in 2023″.
“In respecting authority, I believe that my future political ambition should be made know to the number one citizen of the state before anyone else. I have paid him that respect because he is Governor of the state; if I tell him anything, I am also telling the rest of the people of the state.
“So, what I am telling the people of Abia is to look forward to seeing Mmagha Ndigbo in charge in Abia State.
“That thing that made them recognize me, they are going to get even more of that,” he said.