Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Martins Azubuike has called on the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other opposition parties in the state to join hands with Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu and contribute their quota to the development of the state.
Azubuike stressed that since the litigations about the governorship elections are over, the opposition parties should accept the governor’s invitation to partner him and take the state to greater heights.
The Speaker who stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Prince Clinton Uba, said Ikpeazu’s 8 months administration of the state had improved its fortunes through people oriented governance
“There have been the massive construction of roads across the three senatorial zones of the state, infrastructural renewal of Aba with more durable roads through the cement pavement technology, upgrading of markets, establishment of industrial clusters and creating Agricultural value chain through agribusiness, among other development indices, has stood the governor out as a man with a burning desire to impact positively on the life of the people.
“Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s 8 month old administration has impacted positively on the loves of the people of the state. He has filled with a burning desire to give a facelift to the state. We expect the opposition parties to accept the governor’s invitation to contribute their quota to the development of the state.”
While congratulating the governor on his Supreme Court victory, the Speaker who stressed that the verdict has enthroned peace, justice and equity in the State, further urged the opposition parties to set aside politics and join hands with the governor to develop the state.
He added that the Supreme Court had shown that elections are only won through the ballot box and not media propaganda.
“Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu’s resounding victory at the Supreme Court is the best that has happened to Ndi Abia this year. I dedicate the victory to God Almighty, who heard the cry of Abia majority, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Abians in general. The Justices of the Supreme Court should be commended for their wise verdict. The Supreme Court, through the verdict, redeemed the sacred image of the judiciary which has come under public scrutiny as conflicting judgments on similar cases were creating tension and acrimony in the country. I enjoin the opposition parties to take opportunity of the governor’s victory to join hands to develop the state.”