Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu said on Monday that he was not interested in contesting the 2015 governorship election in Enugu State.
Ekweremadu said this at an interactive session with Senate correspondents in Abuja.
It would be recalled that Ekweremadu’s campaign posters were seen in strategic places around Enugu State.
The deputy Senate president, however, said that there was currently no zoning system in Enugu and that a governorship candidate could emerge from any of the zones as far as the person was qualified.
“There is no zoning arrangement in Enugu; I am not aware and nobody is aware. I have been in politics in Enugu since the beginning of this particular dispensation and each time people from different parts of the state have vied and somehow, somebody would win and I’m sure that our brothers from Nsukka understand that clearly.
“I want somebody to show me a document or a meeting where the governorship of Enugu has ever been zoned since 1999 till date. I will be happy if somebody from Enugu North becomes governor but not on the basis of any zoning.
“Because they have people who are eminently qualified and possibly they are the only part of the state that has not produced the governor of the state but like I said, it has nothing to do with zoning because there is nothing like zoning in Enugu as at today but as for me, I am not running for governorship”.