When several political leaders in Nigeria’s southeast region balked at standing surety for the detained radical leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in 2021, Enyinnaya Abaribe stepped in. And he stepped out as a hero in the region.
On 25 February, Abaribe will put his new-found status to the test when he goes head-to-head with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for the seat of Abia South Senatorial District.
Both men hail from Obi Ngwa local government area in Abia State.
Abia South senatorial district covers Aba North, Aba South, Obi Ngwa, Osisioma Ngwa, Ugwunagbo, Ukwa East, and Ukwa West local government areas.
Abaribe has been in the senate since 2007 when he was elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Following PDP’s ouster as the ruling party in 2015, Abaribe served as the Senate minority leader in the Red Chamber
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