Abia Guber: Group drums support for Ogah, urges APC to adopt him as ‘sole candidate’
NEWS DIGEST – A socio-cultural group, Ndi-Abia Diaspora Union, has called on the Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon. Uche Ogah, to contest for the Abia State governorship seat in 2023.
The group in a joint statement signed by its leaders in London, USA, Italy, Syrus, Turkey and South Korea, said the Minister who has done well in both private and public sectors, will change the narrative of governance in the state if elected.
The group explained that the level of misrule in Abia State, has stalled the economic and infrastructural growth of the state, which is the reason it has called on Ogah to contest for the office of governor, noting that it will be a disservice to the state, if the Minister refuses to accept the call to run.
The group which further called on the APC to adopt Uche Ogah as it’s sole candidate in the 2023 election, said he remains the best candidate due to his large followerhip within and outside the state, adding that the development of the party in Abia State, is as a result of his outstanding leadership.
The statement reads; “We also use the medium to remind the leaderships of the governing All Progressive Congress (APC) at the state and national levels that if the party must get it better, and form the next government in Abia come 2023, they should elect Ogah as sole candidate of the party for the election, as he commands large fellowship and goodwill from majority of people within and outside the state. It will be complete disservice to the populaces in the state should the ticket of the party be denied to the minister.
“We have been following political developments in Abia and entire Nigeria, we can say without doubt, bias, favouritism and aggrandisements that the growth and development of the APC in Abia today and indeed entire southeast geopolitical zone can purely be attributed to the outstanding and sterling leadership qualities of Dr Uche Sampson Ogah. It is also in our record that the glorious entry of the Onuaku-born industrialist, philanthropist, technocrat cum political juggernaut led to the unprecedented and overwhelming acceptability of the APC in Abia. And we, and indeed the entire people of the state and God in heaven know that Ogah had made marks in private sector-driven leadership, and will replicate the same if he avail himself for the position of Governor of Abia come 2023.
“We want to attest the fact Dr. Ogah was and is still the only worthy son of the state that brought industralisation to his home state of Abia and also sited in the great Onuaku Uturu Ancient Community in Isiukwato Local government area of the state. We, under the umbrella of Ndi-Abia Diaspora Union, as an independent body of professionals from the state have critically assessed and ascertained that none of the Governorship aspirants in previous and currently have brought any economic investments to the state. Ogah has achieved a lot, that is why we, in the diaspora, whom some of us have not met, but have seen marvellous things he has done in human empowerment and development, are appealing, pleading to join the 2023 Governorship race as God has divinely ordained him to become governor someday, and which no man can stopped.”