Ahead of the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly polls, a member of Board of Trustees of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Chief Tony Ukasanya, has urged the electorates in the state to vote massively for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Dr. Alex Otti.
Ukasanya, who headed the Campaign Organisation of the incumbent Governor Theodore Orji in 2011, made the request at a reception organised in honour of Otti by an Abuja-based business woman, Mrs. Josephine Nwaeze, at Ubakala, Umuahia South Local Government Area of the state, Sunday night.
He said Otti remained the only governorship candidate in Abia that had the capacity to transform the state.
The PDP chieftain argued that the exploits posted by Otti in the banking industry could not be matched by any other candidate, adding that he has the needed local and international connections to attract investors to the state.
He said, “He knows where all the financial grants and aids are domiciled in the world and he will access them for the development of Abia, and I have no doubt he will touch people’s lives positively.
“This is a man that is accomplished and during his school days, he always finished tops in class and he graduated with first class in Economics and I am sure that he will be a first class governor in Nigeria. We do not want a governorship candidate that is being sponsored and cannot exercise self-independence,” he said.
Ukasanya attributed underdevelopment in the polity to the election of “those from poor background as governors.”
Earlier in her speech, Nwaeze described Otti’s emergence as a new dawn for Abia, saying that “God has finally beamed his light on us for the success and prosperity of our state.”
Responding, Otti said he joined the governorship race because of a strong desire to rescue the people from penury and abject poverty.