A group based in Ebonyi state, Turn-By-Turn Initiative has endorsed the State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Francis Nwifuru in the 2023 general election.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the National Convener of the Group, Comrade Ben Nworie said the endorsement was out of his credibility to sustain and advance the good legacies of the present administration.
Nworie, who was also a former Board member of Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation said that out of the main contenders, Nwifuru is most suitable to succeed Governor David Umahi.
“As a concerned citizen of Ebonyi State, we have come together to champion the course of justice, equity and fairness. We have come together to convene a democratic discourse, and set agenda that will continue to preserve and protect the lofty ideals of Ebonyi founding fathers. We are doing so bearing in mind that we must not compromise the future of our next generation”.
“As believers in Turn-By-Turn Initiative, we have stated categorically within the bounds of democratic territory that power should shift to Ebonyi North Zone. By doing so, we have just observed the sequence it started in 1999. We therefore warn that if this sequence is trauncated, it may jeopardize the unity and equity in our political system in Ebonyi State”.
“We clearly know that even in the previous elections, all the zones had always participated in exercise of fundamental human rights but we will continue to speak clearly on what should guide the majority of people in the state.
“We have also clearly examined and scrutinized the contestants, their strength and weakness, their antecedents and competence; and other factors, and therefore adopted the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, as the most competent to succeed Governor David Umahi in 2023, the National Convener said.
He therefore called on all Ebonyians to go and collect their PVCs so as to vote overwhelmingly for the APC governorship candidate in the State.