Jonathan urges Abians to Vote Ikpeazu for Governor, Other PDP candidates
President Goodluck Jonathan has called on Abians especially Aba people to
vote for the governorship candidate of the PDP in the State, Dr. Okezie
Ikpeazu and other candidates of the party in the coming elections whom he
will work with in Abuja to better the lots of Abia people and Nigerians.
According to him, Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State is a key
city and industrial hub which needs the support of the federal government
to grow, adding that the job will be made easier when proven candidates
are given to him to work with.
Speaking at a town hall meeting with the Aba business community at the Aba
Sports Club, the President stated that Aba needs a lot of federal
He noted that no State government alone can improve infrastructure and
made it clear that Aba needs a lot of federal government presence.
According to the President, he owes a lot for the people of the South East
who he said have supported him fully, pointing out that he is stronger
politically in the South East than in any other part of the country.
He promised to do his best to uplift the South East zone and to address
the issue of power in Aba and other matters affecting the city which he
said had been brought to his attention by the State Governor including
converting the Abia Polytechnic, Aba to a federal institution.
The President assured that he will quickly wade into the problem hindering
the take off of the Geometrics power company with a view to resolving it.
In his speech, Governor Theodore Orji thanked the President for finding
time to visit Aba before the election, at least to give confidence to Aba
people that he cares for them and reassured him that Abia vote will be
intact for him.
Also, the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu expressed
confidence that Abia people will vote for President Jonathan and the Party
and promised that greater attention will be paid to Aba during the second
tenure of President Jonathan.
In their separate speeches, representatives of the various business bodies
including the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture ACCIMA,
Medical Doctors and the traders union among others pleaded with the
President to address the issue of power and other infrastructural
challenges in Aba and pledged to vote overwhelmingly for PDP.
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