Abiriba community endorses Ikpeazu, PDP candidates – Veloxnews


People of Abirba in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State resident in Aba have endorsed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s senatorial ambition and bids of all candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) contesting the 2023 polls.The community stated this at an event in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State.President of Abiriba  Communal Improvement Union (ACIU), Aba Chapter, Chief Nduka Agwu expressed the people’s gratitude to Governor Ikpeazu for his focused development projects in both Aba and Abiriba Kingdom.He hailed the partnership between the community and Ngwa people as well as the appointment of several sons and daughters of the community into government including occupation of executive offices.Agwu listed Chief John Kalu, Chief Mba Ukariwo, Dr. Okoroafor Ukiwe among others as examples of the governor’s magnanimity to the community noting that it was time to reciprocate the governor’s kind gesture.He used the  opportunity to appeal to the governor to further help the community deal with the access road challenge at Ugwu Court Abiriba that is almost taken over the major entry road into the kingdom especially as the yuletide draws near.He also expressed the trust in the governor to fulfil the promise he made to complete the Abiriba ring road project.Chief Mba Ukariwo, Chairman, Governing Council, Abia State University, Uturu described  the relationship between Abiriba and Ngwa people as historic and which cannot be broken and assured of its improvement.Governor Ikpeazu said he reposed so much confidence in the people of Abiriba because of not just their integrity but also their trustworthiness. He noted that the community has a way of bringing development to places they are found.He said his decision to promote trade and investment in Abia, especially Aba, is to ensure that people of Abiriba who are mostly business people prosper more along with others.The governor said his vision for Abia South Senatorial district was to ensure that Federal Government presence is felt in practical terms in the constituency. He noted that the time had come for the people to have someone in the red chamber with the capacity to change the narratives for good.He lamented the state of Aba-Port Harcourt segment of Enugu-Port Harcourt federal highway and Aba-Ikot Ekpene federal roads vowing to make the reconstruction of those roads his first priorities as federal legislator.The governor also appealed to the people to focus on what he has done so far in casting their votes for him and all candidates of the PDP in the state including Prof  Uche Ikonne, noting that his evidence of democracy dividends to the people is incontrovertible.On the request made on Ugwu Court road, the PDP Abia Central Senatorial hopeful revealed that he has awarded the contract for the repair of the road and will mobilize the contractor, ID & S to site before the end of the month. He also assured that work will soon begin along Ulasi road, Aba to ensure that those living around the areas enjoy better access to the recently reconstructed Ngwa Road.

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