Abia: Otti, Ogah meets, harps on support ahead of inauguration of incoming government
By Chinedu Emeruwa Chinedu.
Following outcome of the recently-held gubernatorial election in Abia state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), former minister of state for mines and steel development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, on Saturday, met with the new Governor-elect of Abia state, Alex Chioma Otti.
The two Abia leaders also spoke on plan to engender development in every facets of the state.
The ex-federal minister who was flanked by wife, Lady Ngozi Uche Ogah, few political associates and aides at the visit, were received by the new governor–elect, Otti and wife, Priscilla, at their Umuihem-Nvosi community in Isiala Ngwa south local government area of Abia state.
Hinting on outcome of the visit, which contained in a release on Sunday, Ogah, an Abia leader of the main opposition All Progressives Congress and the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of Masters Energy Limited, said he was at the visitation to formally congratulates Otti on his recent victory and emergence as new governor-elect of Abia state at the conclusion of March 18th state gubernatorial election.
According to a release issued on Sunday, after the meeting between the two leaders on Saturday, “it was indeed a meeting of like-minds as the two great leaders and technocrats of note had a fruitful discussion which centered on Abia development.
“Dr Ogah used the opportunity to call on all Abians irrespective of political affiliation to pray for the success of thr incoming administration.
“He also wished the outgoing goverment a peaceful tenure end. He said now politics is over, lets come together as brothers and sisters, irrespective of our differences and work collectively for the good of our people”.
Welcoming the former minister and ex-Abia Gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Ogah, the state Governor-elect, Alex Otti, expressed gratitude over the friendly visit, and however wished the guest and entourage safe journey back to destinations.
Recall that Mr. Otti, an ex-bank chief and the state labour party (LP) Governorship flagbearer, had polled a total of 175, 467 votes cast to beat his closest rival and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okey Ahiwe, who scored 88,529 votes to come second place.
The flagbearer of the Young Progressive Party(YPP), Enyinnaya Nwafor came a distant third with 28,972 votes while Mr Ikechi Emenike, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), scored a total of 24,091 votes to gain a fourth place at the just-concluded 2023 main elections held in Abia by the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC).