Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Dr Uche Ogah, has returned to the state amid rousing ovation by a mammoth crowd of supporters.
Ogah who was last week declared the authentic governorship flag bearer of APC by a federal high court in Abuja promised to bring on board a New Abia if voted into power.
He said that 2023 would mark the end of economic stagnation foisted on Abians due to bad leadership.
He regretted that Abians had suffered untold hardship which he blamed on leadership ineptitude and lack of vision.
The former Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development said his mission was to unlock the economic potentials in Abia and improve the living standard of the people.
He promised that under his watch, Abia would regain its position as the number one state.
Ogah who described his court victory as God’s will and victory for all Abians, said that APC was firmly united under him.
He predicted a landslide victory for the APC in the 2023 polls, soliciting the support of Abians.
The former Minister issued quit notice to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that Abia had gone backwards under its watch.
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Stanley Ohajuruka, said that Ogah had both in his private and public lives, demonstrated capacity to lead the state.
Ohajuruka expressed faith that Abia would witness rapid transformation under the watch of Dr Ogah.
The former Speaker urged Abians to vote for APC for a better change in Abia.