- A group under the aegis of Abia Concerned Citizens (ACC) has taken a bold political step in Abia state
- The group obtained forms for Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, to seek a second term in office
- The forms for governorship aspirants under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), costs about N6 million
A group under the aegis of Abia Concerned Citizens (ACC) have obtained the expression of interest and nomination forms for Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, to seek a second term in office.
The group said it was motivated to purchase the forms for the governor to encourage him to continue his good works beyond 2019.
Leader of the group, Ambassador Bestman Eruba, said they are impressed with the stewardship of Governor Ikpeazu since he became the number one citizen of the state in 2015, adding that another four years would help take his development strides across the state.
His words: “We are at the headquarters of the PDP to purchase the expression of interest and nomination forms for Governor Ikpeazu who in our estimation has done excellently well. We are here to encourage him to continue the good works he started more than three years ago.
“The PDP is a reformed party and we have no doubt that it would provide a level playing ground for all aspirants to vie for the various offices."
On whether the group had the consent of the governor to purchase the forms, Eruba said his team wants the best for Abians, adding that they are optimistic of Governor Ikpeazu's readiness to oblige its request to continue in office.
“Ikpeazu has delivered on his electioneering campaign promises and as such would not hesitate to persuade him to seek re-election.
“Hopefully, he will not only clinch the ticket but also wins the election because the electorates in the state are well informed about the projects, policies and programmes of the governor,” he added.
NAIJ.com checks reveals that the forms for governorship aspirants under the PDP, costs about N6million.
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Meanwhile, Nigeria's minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has clarified that he won't run for political office in 2019.
The minister stated this at a political summit organized by the Kwara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilorin, the state capital, on Thursday, August 9.
He called on members of the party to subordinate individual ambitions to collective efforts in order to defeat the ruling PDP in the state.
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