Abia 2023: Ngwa Stakeholders Back Emenike

Stakeholders Forum of Ngwa political bloc have adopted the governorship flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Ikechi Emenike as their consensus candidate.

The group who stated this during a meeting at Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area (LGA), Abia state recently, added that he embodies genuine leadership.

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The stakeholders, comprising members and non-members of APC in Isiala Ngwa South LGA announced their adoption of Emenike at a meeting hosted by Ezeji Ephraim Nwokenneya, whose wife, Uwaoma is APC candidate for the state constituency.

Chief Ikechi Emenike

Chairman of the Isiala Ngwa South Stakeholders Forum, Prof Enyi Nwabuko, who announced their decision, dismissed the insinuations that Ngwa people have a secret agenda to support their kinsman Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and his anointed PDP candidate, Prof Uche Ikonne, who is also an Ngwa man.

“There is no Ngwa agenda. The agenda we have is a genuine leader for Abia who will work and develop Abia,” he said, adding that Emenike’s leadership qualities meet the desire of Ngwa people and indeed the entire people of Abia.

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He described the APC governorship flag bearer as a man of his own words, stating that the task before him when he becomes the chief executive of Abia state next year is to free Abia from corruption, decay and retrogression”.

Presenting a Holy Bible and a white towel to the Chief Emenike, the stakeholders said it was to further demonstrate their support and confidence in the APC governorship candidate.

Speaking for the stakeholders, Prof Nwabuko explained that the Bible symbolised the sword of God for the electoral battle ahead while the white towel would be used by Emenike to wipe sweat from his brow as he forges ahead in the political battle to rescue Abia.

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“He(Emenike)will work and work,” said Sir Okey Amuta, adding that the only reason misguided people said that Emenike is stubborn is because “he doesn’t condone lies, cheating and dishinesty”.

The coordinator of the widows in the LGA, Mrs. Rosoline Dominic pledged that they would not only cast their votes for the APC governorship candidate but also form a player team for him.

In his address, Emenike lamented that bad governance in Abia and its attendant hardships encourages growing population of widows.

He promised to reduce the number of women going into widowhood by rescuing Abia and using its resources to improve the welfare of the people.

The APC governorship hopeful added that all widows in Abia, who are not on pensions, would be placed on monthly stipends when he becomes governor.

“If you vote for APC you are voting for your own succour. If you vote for APC you are voting for the welfare of your children,” he assured the widows and the entire people of Isiala Ngwa South.

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He further said: “We are in this race with a mission to rescue this state and develop it”.