Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has met with leaders and members of Ukwa La Ngwa Elder’s Council, a socio-cultural organization, who have reaffirmed their strong support for his administration.
The Elder’s Council led by a former University Don and political strategist, Dr. Max Nduaguibe, informed Governor Ikpeazu that the visit was to express delight in his performance in Abia.
The Elders’ Council, confessed that they are proud of Ikpeazu, given his impetus to development, especially furnished with an infrastructural revolution in Aba.
The council observed with satisfaction that under Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State has been very peaceful.
They said since the return of democracy in May 1999, Dr Ikpeazu has been the only Governor that has consistently and peacefully run his administration side by side the same Deputy Governor he took off with, in his first tenure in 2015.
The elders noted that it was Governor Ikpeazu’s infrastructural exploits in Aba that made the electorate in Aba-North/ Aba-South Federal Constituency vote overwhelmingly for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party; Chief Chimaobi Ebisike, in the recently-conducted bye-election.
The leader of the elders, Max Nduaguibe, informed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu that though Ukwa La Ngwa Elders’ Council is not partisan, it will at all times vigorously pursue essential ingredients of equity, justice and fairness for the people of Ukwa La Ngwa extraction in particular and the state in general.
Also speaking during the visit, the member representing the people of Ukwa-East/Ukwa-West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Uzoma Abonta, expressed appreciation for all the good works Ikpeazu has done in the state and assured him of support always.
Abonta, however, emphasised the pursuit of equity by the people of Ukwa La Ngwa bloc.
A former Deputy Governor of the state, Chief Acho Nwakanma, told Ikpeazu that his innovations in governance has given the people of Ukwa La Ngwa a value addition, as long as comparative leadership assessment and credibility are concerned in the state.
He, however, urged Governor Ikpeazu not to relent in his developmental agenda.
In their contributions, the Chairman of Ukwa La Ngwa Traditional Rulers’ Council, His Royal Majesty, Eze Nwabiaraije Eneogwe and the Chairman of Obingwa Traditional Rulers’ Council, His Royal Highness, Eze O J Anaba thanked Members of Ukwa La Ngwa Elders’ Council for coming together in the overall interest of the people of the area.
They, however, cautioned that for the Council to be successful in its goals, misunderstandings and grievances of the past must be put behind them.
Responding, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu emphasized the importance of unity not only amongst the people of Ukwa La Ngwa but also amongst the length and breadth of Abia State.
The Governor used the opportunity to reiterate his determination to bequeath Abia State with developmental legacies that will, for many years, serve as signposts of good governance in the state.
Governor Ikpeazu expressed satisfaction over the supportive role members of Ukwa La Ngwa have been playing in guaranteeing his administration succeeds in every department of governance.
He also thanked them for their overwhelming support during the March 27th by-election in Aba-North and Aba-South federal constituency.
The State Chief Executive said both their individual and collective contributions were what gave success to the candidate of PDP in that election, Chief Chimaobi Ebisike.
DAILY POST gathered that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu hails from Ukwa La Ngwa extraction in Abia State