In what appears to be a departure from the cyst of loyalty which he is known for since 2015, Abia State Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu on Friday, April 1, 2022 come boldly to declare his intension to vie for the office of the governor of Abia State in 2023.
Oko Chukwu in a written speech read both at the Abia Hotels and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Secretariat Umuahia, reeled out series of programmes he will execute and tackle if elected as governor in 2023.
Amongst the programmes are: security, urban renewal, roads, education etc. he spoke glowingly on how he will tackle them. At the Abia Hotels, he addressed his supporters and did same at the PDP Secretariat where he told them that perform excellently.
His word, “Before deciding to offer myself to continue to serve you in a different capacity, I have considered deeply, the enormous challenges and responsibilities that come with governing of Abia State.
“If I stand here to tell you that it is an easy task, a jolly ride, a jamboree or a tea party, then I would have started failing myself and my good people of Abia State even before the journey starts.
“I understand that it is a difficult task but I have faith in the fact the strength of leadership rests on the collective will of a people to line up behind one man who guides them with a compass to succeed in any endeavour they decide to pursue”.
The Deputy while expatiating on how he would tackle them and move Abia to the next level of development stated that “any man, state or nation that cannot feed itself cannot truly be a great man, state or nation in the real sense of greatness”.
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