Senator Abaribe Says Governor Orji’s Legacy Projects Must be SustainedLatest News, News, News From The State Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Senate Spokesman, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has declared that Abia State particularly Aba is strategic in industrial development of Nigeria.
Abaribe also said it requires a clear headed personality to sustain the various legacy projects, which foundation have been laid by Governor T. A Orji.
The senator who is aspiring to govern the state come 2015, made the declaration in Aba, in continuation of his state-wide consultation ahead of his formal declaration soon.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters and stakeholders in Abia South Senatorial District in Rowmay Hotel at the weekend, Abaribe said that Abia State is strategically located at a triangle that would attract investors.
Besides he added, the entrepreneurial spirit and industry of the people of Abia would complement the effort of government adding that what is needed is to create the enabling environment.
“Aba is the best place in Nigeria in terms of manufacturing and trading. The made in Aba trade fair that was held in Abuja sometime last year not only exposed the ingenuity of the people, but also attest to the fact that Abia state is a veritable platform to pilot Nigeria’s industrial revolution”, he said.
Abaribe however lamented the poor allocation to the state and even its low position in the hierachy of NDDC states, saying that its an unfortunate situation that have tied the hands of government in the state.
On the legacy projects, Abaribe said the state governor has laid a solid foundation, which the people would soon appreciate, but declared that if given the mandate he would build on the already laid foundation.
Responding, Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Chinwe Nwanganga speaking for Ugwunagbo local government extolled Abaribe saying that he has successfully in the two previous election and this one will not be an exception. He added that the district is gratified that an Ukwa-Ngwa son shall be governor of Abia State.
Chief Isaac Ogbonna who spoke for Obi Ngwa Local government said the verdict by the people that Abaribe is the clear and best choice for the governorship is overwhelming and cannot be faulted by any Abian.
Super High Chief Isreal Nwahunanya, a member of the state exco and who spoke on behalf of Ukwa East LG, extolled Abaribe’s qualities and expressed the zones support for his aspirations.
Chief Chris Nkwonta a senatorial aspirant stated that while Ukwa people stronlgly support Abaribe, they ask that the Ngwa in Abia South cede the Senate seat to Ukwa for the sake of justice that Ukwangwa are seeking from Abia people.
In the same vein, the PDP Zonal Chairman for the Zone, Navy Captain Ebere (rtd) said the zone is happy with Senator Abaribe, not only for his various contributions to the growth of the party in the state but also the fact that he is most qualified to pilot the affairs of the state.
Also speaking at the occasion, PDP Zonal Women Leader, Mrs Chikodi Nwankudu assured Abaribe that women are united in his support.
The consultation to the zone was the third in the series, which has seen him visiting the other two senatorial districts in the state.
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