Ahiwe promises new things as Abia governor
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in March 11 governorship election in Abia State, Okechukwu Ahiwe, has pledged a fresh start and to do “completely new things in the state,” because he knows the issues and “will hit the ground running” on assumption of office.
The governorship candidate stated this, yesterday, in a statement to Abians, titled: ‘My Covenant With Ndi Abia.’
He appealed to citizens to vote for him, as well as PDP House of Assembly candidates.
Ahiwe said: “Please vote for me and all PDP House of Assembly candidates. I will do completely new things in Abia. I know the issues, and I will hit the ground running from day one. I will pay pensions and salary arrears of our workers in the parastatals and offset leave allowances.
“I will build additional infrastructure to support and boost Abia’s economy. Our programmes, policies, projects and politics will be enablers for even faster growth of our education, health, agriculture, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Youths, women and the aged would experience hope and prosperity.
“I promise to build the Abia of our dreams that is peaceful, prosperous and progressive for the benefit of our people. My reputation as a simple man is well known across party lines. My offer and covenant with Ndi Abia is to serve you diligently and make the state work for all stakeholders.
“Under my watch, the resources of the state will yield dividends. I will run an inclusive government with programmes and policies focused on growth and development of Ndi Abia.”
Ahiwe is a political scientist and building technologist, who, after a career as an entrepreneur and success in logistics and oil and gas services, served as Chief of Staff to the outgoing state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.