* G5 governors concur
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, on Thursday, flagged its 2023 campaigns with a strong conviction of electoral victory.
Addressing party members in the State capital Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu declared: “There is no other party in the State except PDP,” appealing to the faithful not to entertain fears of losing any elections.
”I have seen pockets of others from mushroom parties. We have dustbin where we throw in the irrelevant people. The PDP should not entertain any fears. Others don’t have any party,” he said.
Ikpeazu said he has already laid a solid foundation for the takeoff of a great Abia, expressing the hope that the incoming administration will build upon that.
The solid foundation, he said, includes the Osisioma flyover, a 30-year development plan for the State, master plans for Aba, Umuahia and Ohafia areas, as well as roads that will last for over 30 years.
In his speech, the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, said: “We are here today to tell you that there is nothing like going back.
“Listen to Ikpeazu. He has integrity and is a defender, hence all of us of G5 are here to tell you that the G5 will support you all.
“We stand for equity, fairness and justice.”
On his part, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, said: “The G5 is committed to equity, justice and fairness. We stand by the truth and where we go wrong, we will apologize.
“We are here to support Ikpeazu and together we will take Nigeria to a higher height. We are ready to support and take Nigeria out of the woods.”
Also speaking, governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, noted that they were in the State to support Ikpeazu, adding that “2023 is going to be like no other elections in the history of Nigeria.”
On his part, Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedum Orji, said the PDP will win all elections “from the top to the bottom.”
The governorship candidate of the party in the State, Prof. Uche Ikonne, after receiving the party flag from the PDP National Deputy Chairman, South, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, said the crowd of party members at the event “means God has entrusted Abia into our hands.”