Abia is a backward, failed state – Otti
He said billboard adverts and propaganda are the major economic activities of the state government, while night clubbing features within government circles.
While addressing supporters in Umuahia, Otti vowed to redress the situation if elected governor next year.
To bring about development, he promised to reduce high cost of governance, fight poverty and corruption, while creating economic prosperity.
“Our political zones will be converted to economic zones as we address economic challenges, manage scare resources prudently, as well as enthrone appropriate fiscal federalism,” he said.
Otti also pledged to create enabling environment for Small medium enterprises (SMEs) and large-scale industries, build export free zone to stimulate industry and commerce and streamline the tax system.