The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2023 guber election in Abia State, Prof Gregory Ibe, has advised Governor Alex Otti to recommit himself afresh to the task of zealously serving Abians in honesty, decency and transparently, with the motive of making God’s own state truly number one.
Speaking through a personally signed press statement released to newsmen by his Head of Media unit, Pastor Sleek Ogwo, ANIPR in Umuahia, Prof. Ibe, also advocated the adoption of participatory democracy in Abia State.
Prof. Ibe, encouraged all hands, winners and losers, to “come on deck as everyone brings his ‘A’ game in our voyage to the Cape of a brand new Abia”.
L-R: Prof. Greg Ibe, and Governor Alex Otti.
The statement partly read, “Recall that sequel to the announcement of your election victory on 21 March 2023, I promptly issued a congratulatory press statement felicitating you for achieving the feat of successfully championing the crystalization and manifestation of the long awaited dream of leadership change in our dear state.
” While congratulating you in that release, I passionately appealed to other governorship candidates to avoid the temptation of further contesting your victory in the election tribunal to enable you hit the ground running.
” Unfortunately, both PDP and APC candidates decided to ignore my appeal and subsequently headed to the election petition tribunal. Failing to succeed in their bids, they would later proceed to the Court of Appeal and thereafter to the Supreme Court”.
In what has been described as a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court had on Friday last week reaffirmed the victory of Dr Alex Otti in the Abia state governorship election of 18 March 2023.