Mon. Dec 12th, 2022


The Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, says those aspiring to govern the State after him should not be persons who want to use political power to learn on the job in order to avoid a disruption of lives and livelihoods of Abia citizens

Dr. Ikpeazu who stated this at the 2022 Enugu State Cultural event held in Aba, said that leadership in the state and country should be entrusted into the hands of experienced administrators who are prepared by learning, character, life experience and knowledge of the local environment.

According to the Governor, only such leaders can be said to have proven capacity to continue the trajectory of progress and delivery of democracy dividends to the people.

Dr. Ikpeazu who was represented by the Commissioner for Trade and Investment, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, applauded the good relationship existing among Enugu indigenes living in Abia, the government and people of the state, describing them as “model and integral members of Abia community who have contributed immensely to the development of the state”.

He said that Abia needs to build on the existing peace, security and infrastructural development witnessed across the state in the last seven years, adding that  it is why Prof Ikonne, himself and other candidates of PDP should be supported to continue to work for the people.

The Governor said that “Abia is the home for all Igbo people regardless of state of origin, assuring that all PDP administrations in the state will continue to treat every Igbo and non-Igbo resident in the state as equal stakeholders.

He further said it was time to consolidate on his legacy projects in the state and urged Enugu indigenes resident in the state to support Prof Uche Ikonne who has a proven track record of excellence to emerge as the next governor of the state.

The Governor re-emphasized government’s commitment to hand over the completed section of the remodeled A-line of Ariaria International Market to the original shop owners by January 2023 and assured that the focus of his initial interventions in the senate will be to ensure speedy reconstruction of Aba – Port Harcourt segment of Enugu – Port-Harcourt Federal Highway and Aba- Ikot Ekpene Federal Road by the Federal Government as well as sponsor legislations that will improve trade and enhance the welfare of young people.

Also speaking at the event which was chaired by the former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, the PDP Governorship candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne, expressed appreciation to the people of Enugu state for giving him a great wife and life partner who according to him, represents all the attributes of a virtuous woman.

Prof Ikonne appealed to them to vote massively for him and other PDP candidates to further cement the partnership between him and the people of Enugu State, while assuring that his administration will implement measures to further improve ease of doing business and enhance the existing security infrastructure in the state.

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