By Chinye Nwaogu
The Governor of Abia State was today August 1, 2017 given an award for Excellence in governance for his commitment to entrench democracy in Abia State through the conduct of Local Government Elections and his commitment to the promotion of Made in Nigeria goods.
For these two major reasons Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) an association of all registered political parties in Nigeria honored Gov Okezie Ikpeazu, presenting a citation on the Governor, Chinenye Nwaogu maintained that Scholar turned Governor of Abia State has elevated governance, transparency, accountability, probity, good governance and democratic ethos to a higher level in his administrative style.
The Deputy Governor Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu who represented the governor extol the virtues and avowed commitment to ensure the massive infrastructural and socioeconomic development of Abia state.
Presenting the award former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON commended Gov Ikpeazu for putting Abia on the national and international map through good governance and commitment to develop the state. He stated that they have been watching with keen interest the quality leadership and development going on in Abia State under Gov Ikpeazu’s leadership and congratulated IPAC for identifying the “golden fish”.
Others present at the event included a fellow awardee the Governor of Bauchi State Alh M D Abubakar, Chairman of INEC Prof Yakubu, Sen Ben Obi and National Chairmen of all the Political Parties amongst other dignitaries.