APC Chieftain Prince BB Apugo Commends State’s Advancement Under Gov Otti, Says Abia Has Come To Stay


A prominent Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Member of the National Board of Trustees, Prince B.B Apugo has expressed satisfaction with the current state of affairs in Abia State under the leadership of Governor Alex Otti, saying that “Abia has come to stay”.


Prince Apugo made his feeling known in an interview with news men after a private visit to the Governor in his country home, Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South LGA.

Prince BB Apugo

While reiterating his endorsement of Governor Otti during the 2023 general elections,the APC stalwart emphasized his belief in Dr Otti’s ability to bring positive change to the state.


He emphasized that his support for the Labour Party candidate transcended party lines, as he believed Otti was the right candidate to lead Abia to prosperity.

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Governor Alex Otti with Prince BB Apugo

Apugo who highlighted Governor Otti’s transformative impact on Abia State, particularly, his commitment to delivering tangible results for the people, noted that while his allegiance lies with the APC, his primary concern is the development and progress of his home state.

“My party does not mean anything to me, I am a Chieftain of the APC, a Member, National Board of Trustees , Member of the National Caucus of the APC. My concern is my state today.

“Today I am happy about what is happening in my state. Before he (Dr. Otti) won the election, I told Abia people to vote for him not minding the position I am having in my party.

“I never bordered of the candidate of the APC, We had none. I told Abia people that this man(Gov Otti), will bring us back to life. That’s what I told them and all of them listened to me.

“What I have said that time is no longer myself alone now that is saying it, everybody is saying that Abia has come to stay”.

According to Prince Apugo, prior administrations who had governed Abia state for the past 24 years did not do well as they merely looted Abia,stressing that one cannot see what they achieved.

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Reflecting on Governor Otti’s tenure, Apugo who commended the Governor Otti for fulfilling his promises, underscored the Governor’s responsibility to guide his future successor to align with public interests and prioritize the needs and aspirations of the people.