Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Abia State, Chief Ikechi Emenike, has accused those who have governed the state of lacking vision and capacity to think out of the box.
He stated that the situation has confined the state to a low level of development.
Speaking at a meeting of APC stakeholders at Ikwuano LGA, Emenike alleged that Abia has a government that thinks little which has made the state run on low budgets that could not lift it above ground zero level.
He said; “A governor envisions a huge state. Development would remain far in a situation where the chief executive of the state cannot think and dream big and lacks the creativity to generate funds at local and international levels. I will deploy financial engineering to attract funds with which to develop Abia. If APC gets the mandate in 2023, we will serve the people of Abia from day one.”
The governorship hopeful, who was at Ikwuano in conclusion of his tour of the 17 council areas of the state, galvanized stakeholders at each stop of his tour in readiness for the 2023 rescue mission.
He lamented the deplorable state of infrastructure and government service delivery in Abia, stressing that even mad people will not vote for the ruling PDP in Abia in the election.
In her remarks, deputy governorship candidate of APC, Mrs Gloria Akara, said that the governorship candidate has given Abia women a pride of place by choosing a woman as running mate.
“This is going to be our government and we must support and give our votes to APC. The government of Emenike has reached us (womenfolk) and will remain with us,” she said.
The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Chief Henry Ikoh, who hosted the meeting of stakeholders at his country home, Ahuwa Oboro, assured the leadership of the party that APC was firmly rooted in Ikwuano.
His assurances was further corroborated by two ex-servicemen, Major Gen. Jack Nwogbo and Major Gen. Charles Ogbonnaya Okoro, who were among the stakeholders combining forces in Abia APC to birth the envisaged change in Abia.
The Minister said that the people of Ikwuano have discovered APC as the dependable party that has the capacity and commitment to satisfy their yearnings for development and inclusiveness in the Abia project.
He stated that Ikwuano LGA and the entire Abia State would reap bountiful dividends of democracy with Emenike as governor come 2023.
“I have brought blessings to you today with the presence of Emenike at the Ikwuano meeting. Things will be better in Abia. We want progress, we want development and this would be made possible under APC government in 2023,” Ikoh said.
He urged the stakeholders and other APC faithful to become fishers of men and bring other people to join the main opposition party in its quest to rescue and develop Abia.
Both the state APC chairman, Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu and the Director General of the Emenike Campaign Organization, Chief Uche Ogboso, urged Ikwuano people to remain steadfast and demonstrate their loyalty to the party at the poll.