By Oluchi Omai
As the 2023 general elections approaches, coalition of Akamkpa/Biase stakeholders (CABS), from the Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency, Cross River State has demanded that the governorship election of 2023 be micro zoned to the Akamkpa/Biase Federal Constituency of the state.
The demand is contained in a press statement signed by the representative of Biase Local Government Area, Chief Emmanuel I. Evong and the representative of Akamkpa Local Government Area, Ntufam E. Itogim Anom which was issued on Thursday during a press conference by the coalition in Calabar.
Reacting during the press briefing, George Obeneche stated that the Akamkpa/Biase Constituency provides the major raw materials, food, limestone etc.
He further added that they have been marginalized for too long and have seasoned men and women who are capable of leading Cross River State to a better future.
The issue of zoning and power rotation continue to take the center stage in public discourse in Nigeria and especially in Cross River State. With the stakeholders from the southern senatorial district insisting that power must return to their region.
While many agrees with power rotation in the state, saying it helps to address issues of marginalization, others are of the opinion that it should be discarded and the 2023 governorship ticket be thrown open for all to contest.