By Appolos Christian
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has been described as a silent achiever and a prudent manager of resources by the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus.
Secondus made the assertion after he accompanied the governor on an inspection of some projects executed by Ikpeazu.
His words: “This man is a silent achiever; this man has done the best for his people. I believe that solutions have been provided by the government of Abia State to the problems facing the people of the state.”
Delighted by the level of work done by the governor, Secondus, who spoke at Government House in Umuahia after the tour, said the “I am not just happy about the number of projects on ground in the state, but the quality of work done.”
He expressed surprise that despite the low receipt of allocations and a two-year litigation, Governor Ikpeazu had achieved a lot, especially in the area of infrastructural upgrade, investment in skill acquisition and entrepreneurial development.
Secondus further described Governor Ikpeazu as a leader who has kept his campaign promises by providing solutions to the infrastructural needs of Abians.
On the Abia Poultry Cluster and Multi Development Skills Centre, Secondus explained that “it is a major solution to unemployment in the state if sustained, but lamented that the media had under reported the achievements of the governor.
He insisted that the PDP is still the party to beat in Abia in 2019.
The Deputy Chairman, South East of the PDP, Austin Umahi, Senator Sam Ohuabunwa, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), Reagan Ufomba and a former Commissioner for Information in Akwa Ibom State, Aniekan Umana, who were inthe entourage, expressed satisfaction with the achievements of the governor.
They called on other state governors and the Federal Government to emulate the Abia’s model of development.
Governor Ikpeazu said that the inspection of the projects was to enable that the stakeholders see for themselves what is happening in Abia. He expressed delight that he had achieved most of his inaugural promises and reaffirmed his commitment to change Abia’s narrative before the end of the year.