By Chijindu Emeruwa, Abia.
The 2023 Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia State, Dr Uche Sampson Ogah, has harped on the urgent needs for governments at all levels to give more attention to socio-economic and Infrastructural development at the grassroots levels.
He noted that the inability of most successive administrations in states of the Nigeria federations to formulate and implement well defined, ideological and visionary policies at developing the grassroots, had continued to hinder growth and development in the local areas including Abia state, assuring to address the teething challenges impeding dispensation of democratic governance in local government areas of Abia state.
Ogah, who was speaking in a statement on Saturday, on the heels of myriads of Infrastructural challenges facing the local council areas across the state, and his agenda towards tackling the Infrastructural deficits at the areas.
According to the governorship standard bearer, “within the local government Councils of our state, where our people are located, it is of great importance to address challenges which serve to hinder the growth of our dear state, and take us to a greater standing within the comity of states in our nation, Nigeria.
“If given the mandate and supported to serve as the Executive Governor of Abia state, i shall bring to bear in a speedy manner, a team of young and resilient men and women who are cerebral professionals in various areas of the economy and together, we will ensure a greater state in the wider scheme of things within Nigeria”.
Continuing, the Abia governorship standard bearer said, “umunne m ndi-Abia, always remember that before i began offering solutions to the myriads of challenges confronting us as Abia citizens, i have displayed in practical reality what i can do as an individual and the undeniable evidence is there for all to see.
“Without sounding boastful or singing my own praise, i wonder how many of those offering to serve you that can match what i have already placed on the ground in Abia state as a collateral. Our human capital in Abia state offers a vast pool of talent for any leader worth his onions to tap into and effectively achieve greatness for the advancement of our dear state”.
Ogah, however, reminded the Abia electorates that time is now for them to stand firm and defend their votes as they choose person whose antecedents are manifestly visible.
“My people, the time is upon us. This time around, we need to stand firm on what we truly believe in and defend our choices as we choose someone who has achieved undeniable results even only in his personal capacity. Again, it is known that man’s antecedents are a pointer to his future achievements”, the APC chieftain.
Recall that the immediate past Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Ogah, had on 26th May, 2022, emerged the Abia Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the concluded primary elections held across the 184 electoral wards of the seventeen local government areas of the state.
He scored 141,952 votes to beat his closest rival, Paul Ikonne, who scored 27,054.
Other gubernatorial aspirants include, Chief Ikechi Emenike, who polled 9,446, Emeka Atuma with 7,429, Obinna Oriaku with 5,553, Alex Otti scored 2,41, and Daniel Eke who got 1,953 at the keenly contested direct primaries.