By Charles Kalu
The APC presidential campaign stopped over at the commercial city of Aba in Abia State on Tuesday, 29 Jan.2019 in continuation of their nationwide campaign for February and March elections.
President Mohammadu Buhari, who led the campaign train at the Enyimba International Stadium at Aba yet again promised Abia people that the Federal Government will do more in the area of infrastructural development, hob creation , security and the economy. President Buhari also used the opportunity to formally present the party’s flag to the gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah.
He said he was presenting Dr. Ogah to the people as the next governor of Abia State.
The traditional ruler of Aba, His Majesty, Eze Dr. Isaac .A. Ikonne (JP), earlier hosted President Buhari and his entourage, including Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah and other dignitaries also visited the Ariaria International Market, where the President commissioned an independent power project.
He said the power project would help boost economic activities in Abia State and support artisans and local producers in Aba to increase their output.
In his remarks, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole stressed that Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah was marking time to take over as the next governor of Abia State.
He painted the very pathetic situation in which the people of Abia State were passing through in the hands of the PDP; the failure of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to develop Abia state and the wicked act of starving Abia workers and pensioners of their salaries ; despite billions of Naira given to him as bailout by the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said he was confident that Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah will transform Abia State and bring social upliftment to the people.
For his part, Dr. Ogah promised to rebuild the economy of Abia State and promised the people of Aba that within two weeks after his swearing in as the governor, he will bring in Julius Berger to begin reconstruction work in the commercial city.
The APC gubernatorial candidate lamented over the deplorable state of infrastructure in Aba and other parts of Abia State.
He expressed his sympathy for Abia State workers whose salaries were not being paid and pensioners were not being taken care of. He told the people that their time to rejoice is now. According to him, “the PDP has destroyed Abia State. Every major ongoing project in Abia State today is by the federal government. You can go and find out”
“But I am here to rebuild our state. I will revitalise moribund industries in Abia and transform our infrastructures. Two weeks after our swearing in, I will bring in Julius Berger into Aba to begin reconstruction work”
Dignitaries at the APC campaign rally included; President Muhammadu Buhari, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, Governor Rochas Okorocha, Chief Niyi Adebayo, Senator Ken Nnamani, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Dr. Chris Ngige, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, RT. Hon Martins Azubuike, amongst others.Attachments area