LP group endorses PDP’s Ahiwe for governor in Abia
Barely three days to the governorship and state Assembly elections this Saturday, prominent members of the Labour Party in the Abia State have thrown their weight behind the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Okey Ahiwe, promising to work for his success at the polls.
The group, which comprises various grassroots coordinators of Labour Party, issued a joint statement signed by 10 coordinators declaring their support for the PDP candidate as their sole candidate in the governorship election.
The group noted that Ahiwe stands on a higher pedestal than any other candidate, including Labour Party’s Dr. Alex Otti, who, they claimed, is having alleged character deficiency.
“Credibility and strong character to continue on previous legacy as an astute administrator are tow qualities that stand Ahiwe out,” the group stated.
The group further enumerated some Ahiwe’s achievements while he was serving in the cabinet of the current administration, led by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
The group said: “Ahiwe was at the centre of Ikpeazu’s modest achievements in office.”
The achievements include: Sustaining peace and security in Abia, coming on stream of Geometric Power Station, which now provides steady power to Aba, made in Aba Shoe/leatherworks industry, where Ikpeazu popularised the “Made in Aba” brand, by sending Aba shoemakers for overseas industrial training, mechanisation of Aba shoe industry by importing new machinery that enhanced production, bringing of Chinese expatriates to Aba, for training of Aba Shoemakers on the use of imported machines.
“This endorsement is based on Ahaiwe’s track record of service and our commitment to promotion of good governance.
“We insist on supporting credible candidates across party lines; that is why we have endorsed Ahiwe, a man with verifiable track record like our principal, Peter Obi,” the group emphasised.