The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has called on the citizens of the state to stand up and be counted as the nation approaches general election in the first quarter 2019.
Dr. Otti in a special new year message to the good people of Abia, both at home and abroad described 2019 as the year of restoration for the State. “God has promised in Joel 2:25, that He will restore the days that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm and the caterpillar and the palmerworm”. The time for our restoration is now.
He stressed that the year 2019 was the year of restoration and the people should break the evil chain that has held Abia State bound as Enough is enough!”
A statement signed by the Director, Media and Publicity of the Alex Otti Campaign Organisation, Mr. Kazie Uko, the APGA gubernatorial candidate recalled how he had won the election in 2015, before the victory got truncated.
In his words; “As you well know, we won that election before the then Governor TA Orji led a gang of PDP brigands and compromised security agents to INEC collation centre and intimidated the INEC Returning Officer into truncating our victory. We tried to defend the mandate freely given to us by the Abia people, using the due process. We got victory at the Appeal Court, but the Supreme Court in its wisdom reversed it.
“But this is 2019. We are wiser now and affliction shall not arise a second time. Our promise to Ndi Abia is that we will not allow the event of 2015, where our mandate was stolen, repeat itself this time around. We will do all within the law and humanly possible to defend our victory, against any threat by marauders. We are certain that God is on our side and Ndi Abia are with us and together, in 2019, we shall overcome”.