Labour Party in Abia; living up to its campaign promises – State Publicity Secretary 

“Gov Otti has the capacity, the competence, a very broad brain with ideas on things he wants to implement so we should continue to support him. – Ooni Of Ife, HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

By Eric Mba

State Publicity Secretary of Labour Party in Abia, Comrade Njoku Jerry Ajike in a statement released to the media today declared that the presence of the Ooni Of ife, HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi in Abia State and his subsequent visit to the residence of the Leader of the Party and Executive governor of Abia State, H.E. Dr. Alex Otti is a testament to our leadership position in the South East today irrespective of the rascality of some social media urchins that have been peddling ill-informed messages to deceive the general public and distract responsible visitors who would like to take advantage of the New Abia we are rebuilding to establish themselves in Nigeria.

In a situation where foremost traditional ruler and leader of the Yoruba Kingdom HRM Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi came here to see things himself and was kind enough to affirm the delivery of our campaign slogan, for us this is a very welcome development and a call to remain focused and committed to what we are doing as a party.

Many state governors in the past has came and failed to keep to campaign promises or deliver manifestoes that were beautifully written and presented to the general public during political campaign activities because they were either selected as surrogates or pawns in most cases to extend a criminal intent to hold the state treasury hostage and keep the people perpetually oppressed for a selfish purpose of a few circle of interest that is always self serving and outright wickedness

During our campaign, we had harped on the 3C’s of competence, capacity and capability of the man Labour party was fielding for the leadership position at a time all Abia state needed was a complete Reset. Said Mr. Njoku

Today, as the image maker of the party, I am happy to announce to the general public and people of Abia state that, Labour party is living up to its promises and doing even more because the people of Abia state made the right choice to align with the party that has the family, labour and productivity as its logo. It couldn’t have been any better had Abia people not made the quick decision to rise up enmasse to reject that old monster of men under the umbrella party that has held the region hostage for over 2 decades. Said Mr. Njoku Jerry Ajike

The Ooni was in Abia, where he attended a civic reception in honour of the Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu, organised by his Bende community. 

The event also witnessed the unveiling of the Peace in South East Project (PISE-P), an idea of Hon. Kalu, as part of the activities marking the grand civic reception, thanksgiving and homecoming of the Deputy Speaker of the Federal House, held on Friday at Bende Local Government Headquarters.

The highly revered Yoruba leader spoke when he visited Governor Otti in his country home in Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia on Friday, December 29, 2023.

Oba Ogunwusi, while fielding questions from the media during the visit, attested to the competence, character and capacity of Governor Otti to deliver on his current assignment in Abia. 

He said, “For me, it’s a red-letter day because I know who he (Governor Otti) is. It is not a relationship of now. I know his competence; I know his capacity and what he has delivered in the private sector. So we should rally round him and celebrate him because what he will deliver for the people of Abia will be very difficult to match.

“I have asked him privately, Your Excellency, there is something beyond winning, please share your legacies with me. What do you want the Abia people to know you for? He is somebody I became close to when he left banking and when he wasn’t a Governor and we shared thoughts and ideas. But I’m very fulfilled because he came prepared for the job. I am much more than convinced that he will deliver the dividends of democracy for the Abia people and by extension the Igbos and Nigeria as a country.

“He has the capacity; he has the competence, a very broad brain with ideas and things he wants to implement. So for me, I am here to pick his brain. Your Excellency, beyond winning, beyond celebration, what do you have on the table for the people? For the past two hours, we have been engaging one another, and I am very convinced that he is the same Dr. Alex Otti of yesteryears. In fact, much more better, a finer wine to deliver dividends of Democracy for the Abia people.” 

The Ooni urged for prayers for Governor Otti, for sound health and long life to deliver his plans for the State, saying the Governor has a great plan for the state and knows what he is doing. 

“He came prepared, so we should continue to support him. Forget that I came from the Southwest, he has been a brother. I call him my own Governor. I told a lot of people from the East, and even the traditional rulers today, you can call him your own son, but he is my Governor. I want to watch him succeed and that’s why I’m here.

“I have been looking forward to this and today, I am fulfilled. Irrespective of politics, irrespective of party, he is out there to be successful and by the very special grace of God, he will be successful. He will deliver great things for Abians,” the foremost Yoruba king said emphatically.

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