In a shocking move, former Senate president, Pius Anyim has declared his support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, Chief Francis Nwifuru even though he is still a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Pius Anyim, who was Secretary to the Government of the Federation under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, made this declaration on Wednesday.
While addressing reporters at his hometown, Ishiagu, in the Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi state, the elder statesman said his decision to align with the APC’s governorship candidate was based on the existing charter of equity in the state.
He stressed that it is the turn of the northern senatorial district of the state to produce a governor which is why he is supporting the APC candidate who is from the district.
“I believe in the rotation of the gubernatorial seat to the three districts for equity and justice”, the former senate president said.
“I have longed to believe in this principle and cannot back down on it.
“I fought for it at the national level in the PDP and have to do so in my state.”
Note that the governorship and state house of assembly elections is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023.