The people of Ukwa East Local Government have sworn to vote Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, and other candidates of the PDP in the forthcoming general elections, insisting that it is best to maintain equity in the state, especially against the backdrop of the sterling performance of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Major stakeholders, community leaders and women organizations made the commitment at ……. venue of the grand Rally organized by the State Women Central Campaign Committee led by Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu.
“We have assured the governor and we will emphasize it again. Our votes are for PDP. Ukwa East is a local government area where we vote in block. If we believe in a candidate, we vote for the candidate totally.
“Ikpeazu has treated Ukwa well. A multibillion dollar project in the form of Enyimba Economic City is coming to Ukwa Land. Last week, foundation was laid for a large industrial shoe factory. Our people enjoy security. So why will we not vote Ikpeazu? Great things are coming to Ukwa Land through Ikpeazu. We will not truncate it by voting any other candidate.”
The stakeholders who include former member of House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Stanley, Mr Paul Taribo of the House of Assembly Ukwa West Constituency, former commissioner Lady Chinedu Brown and PDP party chairman for Ukwa West Chief Okechi Nwohu, further praised the wife of the Governor for concentrating on the women community by community to ensure a wider reach of the women and assured the wife of the Governor that the woman of ukwa east are not moved and will vote PDP all the way
The Abia State PDP women Leader, Mrs. Stella Igbokwe, an educationist, Lady Ngozi Nwagbara, former Deputy Chairman of Ukwa East Lady Cecillia Okere all assured the wife of the Governor that Ukwa East is intact for the PDP and will deliver all party flagbearers during the elections.
Responding, wife of the Governor Nkechi Ikpeazu assured the people of Ukwa East, that Governor Ikpeazu’s economic blueprint puts them directly in focus as beneficiaries of upcoming mega projects and thanked them for their support.
Indigenes of Ukwa West Local Government(Asa) have towed the line of their Ukwa East brethren(Ndoki people) East in pledging to deliver Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the governor of Abia State at the 2019 general elections. They also promised that all their votes will go to the lineup of candidates paraded by the PDP for the various elective posts in the forthcoming polls.
At a political rally put together by the State Women Central Campaign Committee, with Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu as its arrowhead, the People of Asa said they are united in their resolve to ensure that development brought about by the Okezie Ikpeazu administration is not abridged midway by the emergence of another government. They emphasized that for the sake of equity, Ikpeazu should be allowed to complete eight-year tenure.
Dr. Godwin Adiele,PDP candidate for Ukwa west state constituency, Former member of old Imo State House of Assembly Lady Victoria Akanwa, former Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mrs Chidinma Nwogu, and Chief Sam Nwogu who is Chairman of ASOPADEC, all concurred that Ukwa West, which is an oil producing LGA, has benefited immensely from Ikpeazu’s administration.
Mrs Beatrice Nwoko who is coordinator of campaign in Ukwa west and a woman leader Mrs. Comfort Jike, praised the wife of the Governor for building markets, training and empowering 100 indigenes of Ukwa land with skills, equipment and capital; and for providing scholarship for the people of ukwa especially women across the many communities.
In her speech, Mrs. Ikpeazu assured the Asa people that more democratic dividends are coming their way. She said micro-credit scheme for farmers and traders will be expanded to cover the ASA people adding that they will have no regrets voting candidates of the PDP.
She urged the people in the area to ensure they vote peacefully and that their votes are counted emphasizing that no life is worth losing in the election.