Otti’s emergence, triumph of light over darkness – APGA deputy gov candidate
By Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
As reactions still trail the outcome of the March 18 governorship election in Abia State, the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Hon. Obinna Ichita, has described the emergence of Dr Alex Otti of the Labour Party, as the triumph of light over darkness.
Hon. Ichita who stated this in his congratulatory message to the Governor -elect, said his greatest joy was that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which had under developed the state for 24 years it held sway, had been dislodged.
The lawmaker representing Aba South state constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, said he was delighted that at last, Abia would be liberated from the hands of a few political cabal holding the state to its jogular.
” Abia not Otti has won! This is a victory for all progressives and patriotic Abians irrespective of their party affiliations. Abia has suffered enough and I’m happy that deliverance has come at last”.
The APGA governorship running mate noted that though his party did not win, it shared a common agenda with the Labour Party ” and that is how to free Abia from political subjugation”.
Ichita expressed his readiness to support the Governor-elect to move the state forward, noting that himself had remained the only opposition voice in the House resisting the rascality of the PDP-led Government.
He, therefore, called on progressive Abians to rally round Otti to rebuild Abia which he regretted, had been stagnated for decades by the ineptitude and squandermanum of the ruling party.
The lawmaker expressed optimism that the Governor-elect would not betray the confidence reposed in him by millions of oppressed Abians.
” I have no doubts in me that under the in-coming Government of Alex Otti which heralds a New Abia, that our workers and pensioners will be paid; our schools and hospitals will be rebuilt; and that our collapsing infrastructure will be rehabilitated”.