It has come to our attention that some persons sponsored by enemies of the state have perfected plans to flood the social media with posters of the Deputy Governor of Abia State,Rt.Hon.Sir Ude Oko Chukwu,as the governorship candidate come 2023 general elections. This gesture is unsolicited and smacks of mischief and wickedness..
For the records and for the information of the good people of Abia state and the general public, the Deputy Governor of Abia state, Rt.Hon.Sir Ude Oko Chukwu is not privy and will never be,to any such plans or arrangements and has not commissioned any person or group of persons to do so in his behalf rather,the Deputy Governor as a major stakeholder and partner in the present administration in the state under the watch and direction of Dr.Okezie Victor Ikpeazu,is fully preoccupied with how best he can support his Boss in the governance of the state and fulfillment of electoral promises made to the people of Abia state during the electioneering campaigns that brought them to power.
As the chairman of the Internally Generated Revenue Council and state Boundary committee among others,the Deputy Governor is busy doing the best he can in liaison with relevant agencies and bodies to ensure that the State’s IGR is significantly improved and various boundary issues concerning the state are fully and amicably resolved in the interest of the state and her people.
The Deputy Governor at the moment, does not need any distractions as his focus, loyalty, support and commitment to his Boss and Governor of Abia state and indeed his covenant with Abians remain undiluted and unshakable.
As a Man of outstanding and tested integrity, the Deputy Governor has no room for any compromise. Like the great literary giant of our time,Late Professor Chinua Achebe of blessed memory posted ,”one of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. ” Again,in the words of Ernest Hemingway, it is the Deputy Governor’s strong belief and conviction that ” Now is no time to think of what you do not have, but time to think of what you can do with what there is”.
Therefore anybody or group doing anything in any form with a view to blackmail the Deputy Governor or create disaffection between the Governor and his Deputy is mischievous and will of course fail woefully and be disappointed.
The Deputy Governor is a man of integrity and it has been proved beyond doubt that people with integrity do not have divided loyalties and do not pretend. They are “whole” people that can be identified by their single-mindedness.
If there is anything that the Deputy Governor is seriously concerned about now,it is nothing but the success of the present administration under the able leadership of Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu his Boss ,which will provide the pedestal for his reelection come 2019.Nothing more,nothing less and nothing else .
The Deputy Governor therefore, wishes to remind all and sundry ,that good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who do not give up. Above all,it is God who gives power and authority to whomsoever and whensoever he wishes…