By Chijindu Emeruwa, Abia.
Foremost International business mogul, Onyekwere Akym Uche, has emerged the governorship standard bearer of the Action Alliance (AA), ahead of the upcoming 2023 general elections in Abia state.
He emerged through affirmation by AA members across the seventeen local government areas of Abia state during a well-conducted gubernatorial primary elections held in Umuahia, the state capital.
Recall, that Onyekwere Akym Uche, had earlier in May 2022, dumped the Young Progressive Party (YPP), and hinged his decision to total lack of internal democracy and true democratic principle.
The frontline Abia politician hailed from Amaba Isiukwato local government area of Abia state in Abia North Senatorial district of the state.
In his acceptance speech, the AA governorship flag-bearer, Mr. Onyekwere Akym Uche, thanked the teeming members of the party from wards, LGAs and entire state for the confidence reposed in him, and reiterated his assurance to make use of his vast wealths of experience in private sector to rewrite the narratives in the governance of Abia state.
He said his administration when elected as governor, shall focus on wealth creation, free education in primary and secondary schools, free healthcare delivery to every Abia households, building of durable roads in the three senatorial zones in Abia, building and rehabilitation of numerous critical infrastructural projects that are comatose or moribund.
According to him, “our government will revamp moribund developmental projects built by Dr M. I Okpara of blessed memory, and will build more to improve human, economic and Infrastructural growths and developments of all parts of the state. Our manifesto is shrouded on giving the entire Abia, developmental facelifts tilted at making lives meaningful and better for the populace in our state”.
Uche urged all eligible Abia citizens to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) in various points and units designated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for registration and Revalidation, reminding them also that the desired changes being yearned in Abia State can be achieved through the use of PVC, as it remained the only weapon to effect the change in all stratas of political leadership in the state come 2023.
Akym Uche will battle the seat of the Governor of Abia State in 2023 general election with Professor Uche Ikonne of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Uche Sampson Ogah of All Progressive Congress (APC), Professor Greg Ibeh of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Bishop Nwankpa of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and many others.