Ahead of the Saturday’s elections, the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has appealed to the leadership and membership of the Aba Landlords Protection and Development Association to vote for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Okey Ahiwe.
Governor Ikpeazu spoke when members of the association paid him a visit at the Abia State Governor’s Lodge, Aba
He said a vote for the PDP and Ahiwe is a vote for continuity of peace, security and stability, which Abia State has enjoyed under his administration since 2015.
He thanked members of the ALPADA for acknowledging the peace in Abia State since 2015, and posed that Chief Ahiwe will do better if elected as the next governor on Saturday.
Ikpeazu said: “I am happy that members of Aba Landlords acknowledged that Aba and Abia State has been peaceful and secure since I became governor in 2015.
“I am pleading for us to vote for Chief Ahiwe for the continuity of the peace, security and stability that Abia is enjoying under my watch.
“The the things that I was unable to do, Chief Ahiwe will do.
“He is one of us.
“He started his life as a trader in Ariaria.
“He is an Aba man like me and he won’t abandon Aba and Abia State.
“The projects that my administration didn’t finish, he will finish them and do more.
“I plead with Aba landlords and their tenants to vote for Okey Ahiwe and the PDP on Saturday.
“I do not want our people to make any mistake that will take us backward.
“Any vote against PDP will take us backward.
“I commend our people for voting Peter Obi.
“With Peter Obi, we have made a statement as Ndigbo.
“I had understanding with Peter Obi, that’s why I am not angry that I didn’t go to the Senate.”
Speaking earlier, the President-General of ALPADA, Sir A. E. Udeigbo, commended Governor Ikpeazu for the infrastructural development, peace and security in Aba.
Udeigbo’s words: “Governor, I want to thank you on behalf of Aba landlords for the infrastructural development in Aba, including the flyover.
“I also want to commend you sir for the peace and security in Aba.
“Since 2015 till date, we have been living and doing business in Aba without any fear of security breach or any form of attack.
“I am from Anambra State.
“Before now, I visit Anambra twice every month, but since 2020, I can’t remember how many times I have visited Anambra State because of the insecurity in Anambra and Imo States.
“What happened during the presidential and National Assembly elections will not happen again.
“We voted for Peter Obi and some others benefited from the decision to vote Peter Obi, but this Saturday, we will remember the things you have done in Aba, including the security that we have, and vote for PDP, particularly the incoming governor, Chief Ahiwe.”
In his remarks, Chief Ahiwe thanked members of the Aba landlords and promised to ensure that the peace and security in the state will continue if he is elected.