The All Progressives Congress in Abia State has intended to free the state from the PDP’s rule.
After hosting the party’s candidates in the state to a meeting in his country home in Amaedukwu Nkpa, in Bende Local Government Area of the state, Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu, the state’s party chairman, assured that the APC would provide competence-based and sincere leadership in the state if it won the governorship election in Abia in 2023.
“Our focus is to rescue and develop the state after 24 years of the Peoples Democratic Party’s painful misrule, highlighted by infrastructure decay, high unemployment, and poor quality service delivery,” he said.
The meeting, according to Ononogbu, was intended to prepare the party for the campaigns following the party’s town hall, stakeholders meeting, and consultations across the state’s 24 seats.
According to him, “It is also an opportunity for us to x-ray our conversations, interactions with the constituents and performances during the meetings to strengthen our campaign strategies.”
He added that “there could not have been finer candidates in all the parties,” citing Chief Ikechi Emenike, the party’s nominee for governor, as an example of how the party’s candidates are still unmatched in terms of ability and experience.
“This is why people like us, who are very proud and conscious of our integrity, have left our comfort zones to join them to rescue the state. I am a finance major and know what can be done to move the state forward.”
The Abia Central Senatorial Candidate, Hon. Emeka Atuma and the House of Representatives Deputy Chief Whip, Hon. Nkiruka Onyejeocha were praised by the chairman for “sharing their experiences on how to win an election and protect the result.”
The member of the Abia State House of Assembly representing the Arochukwu Constituency, Hon. Mike Ukoha said of the meeting: “We have been further energised and focused for the battle.”