Abia PDP Guber Candidate hosted by Abiriba Community leaders in Aba

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The PDP Governorship Candidate in Abia State Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, on Sunday January 11, visited PDP leaders and members of Abiriba Kingdom in Ohafia Local Government area origin based at Aba to seek their support for his election in the forthcoming general election. 


At the meeting hosted by Abiriba PDP leader, Chief Mba Okoronkwo also known as Mba Afro, the candidate laid bare his plans for the development of Aba which hosts many Abiriba businessmen and  highlighted his plans to aggressively support further infrastructural development at Abiriba and surrounding communities. He assured his hosts that he will ensure that all needed infrastructure are put in place at Aba to enable all residents excel in their chosen occupations.

He said “Abiriba men and women have contributed immensely to the growth and development of Aba and Abia state and the minimum any government can do is to provide the resources required for them to smoothly engage in their lawful businesses and help position Aba as the commercial and entrepreneurship hub of Africa”. According to him, the desired model for economic growth of Aba and Abia state is one driven by the private sector with support from the government to ensure that all obstacles to growth and development are proactively dealt with.

Dr. Ikpeazu noted that good road network that will attract investors from all parts of the world, to transact business under a conducive and secure environment requires urgent attention in the Enyimba city.  He promised to introduce an Information Communication Technology driven Education Curriculum that will place Abia in the global Education map as the number one information technology hub in Africa, as well as re-engineer government intervention in environmental sanitation from primary to tertiary levels through a scheme that will deliver wealth to Abians from
wastes. 
Dr Ikpeazu however called on the people of Abiriba to ensure they obtain their Permanent Voter Cards and come out
en masse on election days to vote massively for Peoples Democratic Party candidates at the elections, while assuring his hosts that every vote to him is an investment in a more prosperous Abia that will emerge from the foundation already laid by the administration of Ochendo T. A. Orji.

Responding, PDP leader in Abiriba and former Chairman of the Governing Board of Abia State Polytechnic, Chief Mba Okoronkwo, assured the PDP flag bearer that Abiriba Kingdom will vote massively for him because of his well known pedigree and achievements in private and public service. Chief Okoronkwo stated that “no other candidate understands and can better handle the issues at Aba and Abiriba better than Dr Okezie who has been with us all these years”. He also reiterated the cordial relationship between the community and Governor T. A. Orji that helped in ensuring peace and stability within the Kingdom as well as the appointment of many Abiriba sons and daughters to various positions by the incumbent. He promised to consult extensively and mobilize all PDP members at Abiriba, including aggrieved members, to welcome the candidate at Abiriba on the designated campaign date to reaffirm that Abiriba remains a PDP Kingdom.

Also speaking at the event held at Chief Mba’s Eziama residence, the President General of Abiriba Communal Improvement Union (ACIU) and former Managing Director of the defunct Manny Bank Dr Jonah Ezikpe, extolled the wonderful virtues of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu whom he described as “a humble man and fellow teacher” and
prayed for his success at the polls. According to him, Dr Ikpeazu’s emergence as PDP candidate will not only settle the equity question in Abia state but also ensure that a man who lives and breathes Aba will supervise the giant regeneration effort required to return the town to glory after the violence of the recent past that almost totally paralyzed the town and forced many of the leading lights of the town to relocate to safer climes. He urged the PDP candidate to use his tenure in office to ensure the construction of key internal roads at Abiriba as well as the provision of adequate teaching materials and manpower for the public schools at the kingdom. 

Other PDP members of Abiriba origin at the meeting include the Special Adviser to Governor Orji on political affairs, Chief (Dr) Leonard Ogba, Prof Kalu Uche, Honorable Rebecca Nwojo, Honorable Okoro Okeke, Mazi John Okiyi Kalu, , Chief Agwu Ejemole (Nwaonyeikpe), Chief Orji Asi, Chief Arua Ukaegbu, Hon. Agbai Osiri (Gentle Rabbi), Chief Ogbua Kalu, Honorable Peter, Honorable Tony Okoro, Chief Kalu Udeagha, Dr Nwokeocha, Hon. Obasi Aso, Mazi Johnson Okeagu and many youth leaders and groups.

 

Posted on January, 13 2015

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