Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has warned opposition candidates against playing politics with Aba, commercial city insisting that none of them can boost of a clear blue-print capable of restoring the socio-economic status of the city.
According to a statement signed and made available to 247ureports.com by the Deputy Director, Media and Publicity, Abia PDP Campaign Organization, Ebere Uzoukwa, Dr. Ikpeazu decried what he described as infantile and obviously flopped attempt by candidates of some opposition parties to score cheap political gains with Aba city.
“Our attention has been drawn to the political razzmatazz and recklessness of the candidates of those non-existent political parties in Abia, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) and All Progressives Alliance (APC) who have erroneously continued to hinge their malicious campaigns on certain issues surrounding the Aba commercial city.
Several investigations have proven that these foreign and strange candidates unknown to Abians have no clear vision and blue-print conveying possible measures that can restore Aba as the economic hub of the South East. The only common agenda they habour is to discredit the executive governor of Abia state, His Excellency Chief Theodore Orji and create a very bad impression about the PDP governorship candidate, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu.”
The statement added that Gov. Orji has solidly laid foundation for a greater Abia state as he has ensured security and successfully raised the infrastructural status of the state with his identifiable legacy projects and monumental achievements.
“We are optimistic that on his election as next governor of Abia state on February 28, Dr. Ikpeazu will definitely build on the wonderful achievements of Gov. Orji to take the God Own State to higher heights. His well-articulated blue-print also has a clear roadmap on how to rebuild Aba to further create vast opportunities and the enabling environment for massive job creation. This shall be ultimately realized considering the fact that Dr. Ikpeazu has for the past 13 years lived in Abia state while his opponents who are strangers in Aba live either in Abuja or Lagos. The truth remains that Dr. Ikpeazu has better knowledge of Aba, its socio-economic problems and the potent and workable solutions to tackle those problems.”
We have a call-in on Friday and I cannot wait to hear your own plan for Abia, so we can all compare and contrast