ABIA GUBER RACE: ACCORD PARTY’s GUBER CANDIDATE STEPS DOWN, DRUMS SUPPORT FOR APGA CANDIDATE
“We will win the election again, we will make the margin of win higher this time around, we will be declared winner and sworn into office. “
Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia
With just about a week to the governorship and state houses of Assembly elections, the gubernatorial candidate of the Accord party in Abia state, Bar. Emeka Uwakolam has joined forces with Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to kick out the incumbent governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
Uwakolam believes that since he shared the same ideology and objective with Otti, it would be better for him to loan him his structure for the forth coming election.
He who narrated that his decision was not induced, said he considered a lot of variables before arriving at the conclusion that Otti was the best choice given he has no god father behind him.
He emphasised that his party or structure is not collapsing with APGA, but has only chosen to support and form alliance with someone with genuine desire to move the state forward.
According to him, with his support and those of his support groups with over 100,000 membership, nothing will stop the APGA candidate from winning the polls.
In his response, Mr. Otti who was visibly elated, commended his former counterpart for his humility and courage in approaching him for the alliance.
He corroborated the statement of Ukanwoke that there were no financial inducement at all, as the later rejected offers he made to him.
Otti also said the state needs to be refocused and returned to God, saying that efforts should be made to abolish idolatry in the state.
The Abia gubernatorial candidate who lamented the plight of the citizens, pointed out that the businesses thriving in Abia state are those of bill boards production, propaganda, and mortuary undertaking.
He made it clear that the March 9 election will be won by him, with reasonable margin, he would be declared winner and subsequently sworn into office to begin implementation of his policies contained in his manifesto.