“Alex Otti’s involvement in the 2023 guber race has provided credible options among the rest of the contestants” – Chief Sunday Okoro, Rescue Abia Group
Coordinators of over 170 Pressure Groups on quality governance in Abia State selected from the 17 LGA’s converged at the Alex Otti Campaign office on Thursday 18th August to declare their allegiance and add weight to the election of the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in the coming 2023 general elections.
Pro Groups numbering in their thousands had selected key executive members to liase with the Alex Otti campaign organisation to fashion out extensive avenues of engagement that will guarantee victory at the polls for the Labour party candidate.
Representatives of the groups including Leaders of All Churches for Peter Obi/Alex Otti in Abia State led by Apostle Kenneth C. Wiper, representatives of Sub groups from the Pentecostal fellowship, Anglicans, Methodists, Catholics, Coordinators from Abia Arise organization, Coalition for Peter Obi and Alex Otti, Rescue Abia Group, Ward representatives including the Otawike Regiments led by Commander Chinenye Ukaegbu had emerged at the AO Campaign Office in Umuahia to declare their allegiance and full support to Mr. Alex Otti in his journey to government house, Umuahia.
“I am personally convinced that Alex Otti is the candidate to beat based on his credibility and competence, I voluntarily left APC to pursue that course.”
– Acho Obioma, former APC stalwart
Speaking on behalf of Rescue Abia Group whose membership spread in all the 17 LGA’s, Mr. Okoro Sunday in his presentation said, Alex Otti’s involvement in the guber race has provided credible options among the rest of the contestants whom he described as a choice between the bad and the ugly that has characterized everything about Abia state till date.
“Time will not permit us to narrate our ordeals as residents of Abia state in the hands of the previous government, nevertheless, we are confident in our choice of competent leadership that have been exemplified by Dr. Alex Otti in all ramifications.” He said.
Matilda Anyamnele, State Coordinator, Coalition for Peter Obi (CPO), in her remarks posited that “after due consideration with all available information available to us as a group, we Have found nobody worthy of rescuing Abia from the comatose state of non-performance but Alex Otti, having followed the career of Alex Otti since his days at the helms of apex financial institution, meticulous and disciplined with public trust in his care, the Coalition made up of several other Pro groups across the country has vowed to work with the Labour Party guber candidate and every other candidates to ensure that the presidential bid of Mr. Peter Obi is balanced with competent lieutenants in the business of leadership.
The State Youth Coordinator, Abia Arise Group, Mr. Chuks Onyebuchi spe
aking on behalf of the youth wing acknowledged the persistence and determination of Alex Otti to rescue Abia from its final collapse beginning from 2013 when his people endowed mandate was arbitrarily stolen, which has disrupted the progress of Abia state and led to its descent in all human and economic indices.
In his statement he declared that’ the group is aware of the existing distractions by those who have continue to frustrate the development of this state including their speed to bamboozle the electorates with early freebies and unsolicited charities,
“I am confident in one thing, the people are wiser now and at the right time we will address all that concerns our people maturely including their health conditions.” He said. Amid a resounding applause.
The Coalition for Peter Obi and Pro groups across Abia State has vowed to work with the Labour Party guber candidate and every other candidates to ensure that the presidential bid of Mr. Peter Obi is balanced with competent lieutenants in the business of leadership.
The Campaign DG for Alex Otti gubernatorial Mr. Acho Obioma, former APC stalwart, who made it clear that he voluntarily left the party based on his personal conviction that Alex Otti is the candidate to beat based on his credibility and competence emphasized on the need for all members of the ‘Obidient Movement’ to work for the overall victory of Labour Party because on election day, the emblem of vote will be Labour Party and not the face of the individual candidates.
In situations where voters are divided between the Presidential candidate of Labour in the person of Mr. Peter Obi and the gubernatorial candidate in Abia state, the entire activities are likely to amount to a fruitless efforts therefore he encouraged all to make their vote count to the fullest by Voting labour Party in complete Obedience to the clarion call for a paradigm shift in leadership that works and is people-oriented from the Federal to the state level.
In response, the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Alex Otti commended the leaders of Pro Groups represented and urged them never to relent in their efforts to see that good governance is established in Abia State.
Abia state is made up competent and organised people and not the ridicule certain characters have subjected this state to;
“You can never give what you don’t have” – He said. “I chose to voluntarily leave my comfort zones in the apex financial institution and as Number 1 as the Chairman of Committee of banks CEO’s in Nigeria to come and fix the destruction I see ongoing in my state.” I have come to serve and have remained consistent in my desire to see that drastic change take place in my homeland.” Said Mr. Otti.
Acho Obioma DG Campaign, Alex Otti and Rev. Andrew Ochiagha State Secretary Labor Party Abia State
” I have come to serve and have remained consistent in my desire to see that drastic change take place in my homeland
Things are not right in Abia state – you can compare the difference between 2014 till date and see if any of us is better off. Abia State, without mincing words has failed. I foresaw this in 2014 and gave the warning signal and I am certain the realities are facing all of us in the face now, a situation where people are owed for over 30 months, schools shut down due to sheer negligence of people elected and appointed to leadership positions should call for our urgent sincere attention.
Governance of a state like Abia known for its commerce and industry which are all moribund till date should no longer be entrusted to the care of beginners in the act of leadership responsibilities
It might interest you to know that the money that are being shared from Abuja as Federal Allocations has been depleted and the sharing might soon come to abrupt end. For more than 3 months running, Nigeria’s cash cow NNPC has not remitted any fund which has led to massive borrowing and leaving Nigeria in a very bad debt situation that may not augur well for everyone including those abusing the privilege of leadership. This is more reason why leadership should be entrusted to the care of those who knows how to create wealth from scratch, I know how it is done and that is why I have volunteered myself consistently for our own collective progress.
Governance of a state like Abia known for its commerce and industry which are all moribund till date should no longer be entrusted to the care of beginners in the act of leadership responsibilities because governance is serious business for competent and tested heads with rich background experience. Said Mr. Otti
Thanking leaders of the ProGroups represented Mr. Alex Otti said his coming to Labour Party was by a divine arrangement and not a coincidence.
“I have known Mr. Peter Obi and have even canvassed support for his kind of principled administration of public trust which was published at the back page column of Thisday Newspapers in June 8, 2020. I joined Labour Party before ever knowing that Peter Obi was coming, I called him and he asked me to hang on there that he is coming and today, here we are by God’s divine arrangement.
Those of us that are ‘Obidient’ are doing the right thing and those of us campaigning for Peter Obi are doing what I started 2 years ago and you can see that we shared a lot of similarities in our political journeys and background training.
Therefore, I encouraged every member of the Obident family to take these efforts to your local communities where actual voting will be taking place and emphasized on the importance of voting Labour Party from top to the state for the change, we desire to take place in our homeland and in our country Nigeria.
Njoku SaintJerry A is the Publicity Secretary Labour Party, Abia State