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Abia Governor says inspired by hurdles

27 January 2016, 20:47

Abuja - The challenges Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has encountered have not dampened his commitment to develop the state but have inspired him, his spokesperson said.

“What should have caused a low morale and dampen the spirit of a leader has rather come to be an inspirational obsession for Governor Ikpeazu,” Godwin Adindu Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said.

Adindu said the governor’s passion for service to Abia people had remained unshaken and unwavering.

“It will remain so,” he said.

The sentiments follow last month’s invalidation of Ikpeazu’s election in the governorship polls last year.

Also read: Abia governor wins senatorial seat

The appeal courts declared Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the validly elected candidate.

Ikpeazu is appealing the ruling.

Within his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) some members opposed his standing in the governorship poll alleging irregularities during the primaries.

Meanwhile, his spokesperson said Ikpeazu’s administration had embarked on a number of projects to develop the state.

“The regime of projects and road constructions has continued unabated despite the distractions of the Appeal Court Ruling,” said Adindu.

He said for the governor, his “covenant with the Abia people remains constant.”

“So this period has been largely a time of consolidation of the gains attained in the first 200 days and a time of opening up of new frontiers.” 



- CAJ News


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