Network of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Voluntary Organisations (VOs) under the watch of Chief Ofor Okorie has given nod to the Governor David Umahi’s declaration for shifting the Ebonyi State governorship seat to Ebonyi North Senatorial zone in the spirit of equity, fairness and social justice in 2023.

The State Coordinator of the Network of the NGOs, CSOs and VOs, Comrade Fortuna Okey, made this known on Wednesday while interacting with journalists during the APC rally at the Izzi Local Government Headquarters, Iboko.

According to her, the move by the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi to sustain equity and zoning on the apex seat of the state in 2023 should be seen as a welcome development.

She said the members of the Network of the NGOs, CSOs and VOs have shown much concern in promoting peaceful elections in Ebonyi, stressing that with zoning and strict adherence to equitable distribution of power and citizenship engagement on policy initiatives and execution of projects, the state would reduce the political crisis to the barest minimum in 2023.

He described Governor Umahi as an ardent advocate of equity and justice and however urged all the Ebonyi political actors, especially the former governors of the state to join hands with him in working towards shifting the gubernatorial seat to Ebonyi North Senatorial District in 2023.

She added: “Ebonyi State has witnessed a commendable political transition on its governorship position from the North to Central and South beginning from 1999 till date, but despite the challenges, 2023 polls should be considered as a period of perfecting Ebonyi charter of equity on the apex seat by Ebonyi citizens, and that’s the stand of the Network of NGOs, CSOs and VOs.”