Conference Of Former Speakers Of Abia State House of Assembly Laud Governor Otti’s Democratic Dividends

...We Will Stop At Nothing Towards Supporting Dr. Otti


Members of the Conference of Former Speakers of Abia State House of Assembly say they are highly impressed with Governor Otti ‘s outstanding achievements so far and have assured the Governor that they would stop at nothing towards supporting him and his government to excel.

Speaking during a visit to the State Governor ,some of the former Speakers, including Rt. Hon. Stanley Ohajuruka and Rt. Hon. Ude Okochukwu, the immediate past Deputy Governor of the State said elections have come and gone and what is expected now is governance.

Rt. Hon. Ohajuruka said they have seen Dr Otti’s good works so far and are impressed and ready to offer pieces of advice and cooperations needed to enhance governance in Abia State.
“As critical stakeholders in Abia, we want to assure you that we will bring our wealth of experience bear in supporting you. Elections have come and gone and what is expected is governance; all incompasing and inclusive. We will offer advice, coorperation and support where needed towards ensuring Abians reap dividends of democracy”

Also speaking, the immediate past Deputy Governor and former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ude Okochukwu said they are appreciative of what Governor Otti is doing in the State and would support him to achieve his goals in the State.
“Abia is our own. It belongs to all of us and that is the reason why we are happy with what you are doing. We are here for you in whatever capacity and whatever role we will play”

“We are quite impressed. We have gone out, we have seen things for ourselves, we have seen what you have done.”

Responding, Governor Alex Otti thanked the group for identifying with him and the things he is doing in the State as well as joining him to inspect ongoing road projects. He stressed that leadership is about service and stewardship, saying that, it was for that reason that he needed to be close to the people and monitor and keep contractors on their toes.

“The days of electioneering, politics and contest are over. Once those days are over , then the days of governance take place and that’s what we are doing. Even the days of politics, a lot of you are my friends, we may not be in the same party but ideals are not different. And it is about the welfare of our people.”

“For me, coming into office is really not about anything than to restore the dignity of our people and in doing that you also empower them the more. Our people don’t require too many things from government. For us , it is about returning that environment where people can feel free to do their businesses ”

The Governor, who regretted that many private companies left the State years back said his administration is making frantic effort to bring those companies back and even attract more. He disclosed that Fizer is coming to Abia to invest and expressed the hope that its coming would create job and affect the economy of the State positively.

He assured the group that he would be engaging with them at any point he would need advice.