A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia state, Barr. Friday Nwosu has charged members of the Aba branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to support the programmes and policies of the Gov. Theodore Orji led administration in the state.
Addressing members of the Aba NBA during the 2013 Annual Dinner of the Association at the Hotel Terminus Complex, Aba, Nwosu said such support is needed for the government to realize its objectives of ensuring a better life for the citizenry.
The legal practitioner highlighted the progress made by the Gov. Orji’s administration in various sectors of the state such the building of the new Government House, International Conference Centre, New Workers’ Secretariat, the Dialysis centre and the new Judiciary complex at Aba and Umuahia, amongst others.
“Im appealing to the Bar in Aba to support the present administration in Abia state. Let there be more of constructive criticisms and engagements on government programmes and policies instead of unnecessary antagonism. I know Gov. Orji is a listening governor and his doors are always open. It is his vision to transform the state. If you take a look at where he started, I believe he has done well. He is committed to changing the status of Aba whose present situation came as a result of neglect by successive administrations in the state. He has improved a lot of things about Abia state.
“In the area of security, he has performed excellently. All of us are aware that in the last two or three years ago, there is no way we could have gathered for this annual dinner in Aba. So, there is every good reason for you to support the governor.”
Nwosu who promised his support to NBA Aba, added that the Gov. Orji led administration is also addressing the issue of roads and power in Aba in order to boost the economic status of the city and appealed to the Bar to contribute their quota to the development of the state.
Speaking earlier, Chairman of the Aba NBA, Sir Chidozie Ogunji said the annual dinner is a trademark occasion of the branch where lawyers, their families and well wishers gather outside the confines of the courts to unwind and remind themselves of the need for relaxation in a warm atmosphere