Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji, representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District, has declared his interest to run for the governorship in 2019, saying he will serve for only one tenure if given the mandate.
Ogbuoji, a ranking Senator, said this in Abakiliki on Monday during a press conference to formally declare his governorship ambition under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to him, a tenure of four years is enough for any genuine leader to accomplish his electoral promises.
“Anybody who is going into government and knows why he is going into government does not need more than four years to complete his assignment and leave office.
“Government is a continuum and a governor should exit after four years and negotiate with his successor on how to complete his projects.” He said.
He described the urge by politicians in Africa to remain in office for more than one term as greed.
“As a matter of fact, I see the quest for two tenures as the greed in politicians to have the full eight years provided by the constitution.
“Government will not start and end with you; it is a wrong notion often held by politicians that they are the most qualified to hold political office.”He added.
Ogbuoji, a former commissioner in the state, promised that power would return to the Abakaliki bloc after his tenure.
He dismissed as unfounded the speculation that Ebonyi South would retain power for another eight years if he was elected.