Abia State Market Amalgamated Traders Association (ASMATA) on a 2 million March in Solidarity to the Governor of Abia State Dr.Okezie Ikpeazu at the Government House, Umuahia, has made a promise to reciprocate Governor Ikpeazu’s giant strides in Abia State by standing by him in the coming general election.
They decided to close their shops today to honour the governor especially on the quality of construction and rehabilitation of roads being done in Abia State.
They specially thanked the Governor for the wonderful job on the road leading to Ariaria International Market, Port Harcourt road and other roads leading to various markets in the State.
They expressed satisfaction with the giant strides of the Governor which has robbed off on the patronage of their various products.
In Agriculture, Health, Commerce & industry, Security ,Road infrastructure etc. The traders scored Governor Ikpeazu very high.
The wife of the Governor Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu was also eulogized for positively impacting on the people. They made mention of such kindness in the area her free school feeding initiative, building of over 30 houses for indigent persons within the State , empowerment of over four hundred people with skills and start-up capitals, donation of wheel chairs, clutches and artificial limbs to physically challenged people. ASMATA also thanked Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu for setting up sickle cell diagnosis and treatment centre.
They traders reiterated their unalloyed support, loyalty and Solidarity to the administration of Governor Ikpeazu come 2019.
Governor Ikpeazu in response, promised to do more while appreciating the Solidarity and show of love by Abia traders from all markets. He pointed out some of the interventions he has made to make sure moribund companies such as Ceramics, Golden Guinea etc are revived to create wealth and employment.