Otti’s inauguration to be funded by associates, supporters, says committee coordinator
100 million expected to witness event, says coordinator
Coordinator of Governorship Inauguration Planning Committee, in Abia State, Iheanacho Obioma, has said that inauguration of the governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti, on May 29, would be largely funded by his friends, associates and supporters.
Obioma, a former member of the House of Representatives for Ikwuano/Umuahia Federal Constituency, told The Guardian, yesterday, that the committee designed two major events for the inauguration, which include: Otti’s formal swearing-in with his deputy, Ikechukwu Emetu, and luncheon with invited guests thereafter.
He said the theme of the inauguration is ‘Help Is Here,’ which, according to him, is a follow-up on ‘Weep Not, Help Is On The Way’ slogan of Otti’s Campaign Organisation.
Obioma said: “Today, by the mercy of God, help, which we need to move Abia forward is here in the person of Otti, a man divinely endowed with enormous capacity, character, competence, content and, above all, the fear of God.”
The committee coordinator confirmed that some of Nigeria’s globally acknowledged stars in music and comedy industry would perform at the event. They include: David Adeleke, alias Davido, Ruff Coin and Rugged Man. Others are Abia-born comedian, Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth, Nedu Wazobia, Diamond Ikechi and Funny Bone, making up the comedy cadre.
Stating that the events would hold at Umuahia Township Stadium and International Conference Centre, which have been renovated, he noted that in view of the expected influx of persons and vehicles, measures have been put in place for adequate control, especially with designated parks from where shuttle buses will convey visitors to and fro.
Obioma added: “With arrangements being perfected, we would have a hitch-free inauguration by the grace of God.”