…assures of reclaiming, returning State to path of growth, devt
By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja
Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti has urged the residents to vote the party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi for President and himself for governor and other candidates in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He said that the votes of the people will enable him to reclaim and return Abia to the path of peace, growth and development.
According to him, the State has experienced several years of rudderless leadership which he said had severely affected the welfare and wellbeing of millions, especially the unemployed youths and senior citizens whose salaries and pensions have not been paid.
Otti made the appeal in a Christmas message he personally signed and made available to Vanguard in Abuja through his media aide, Ferdinand Ekeoma.
The governorship hopeful also encouraged the people to go and collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC), stressing that the technological innovation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) in the electoral process has given hope for credibility.
He said “This Christmas precedes the crucial election year of 2023, when you and I shall have the great opportunity we have been yearning for to reclaim our dear state of Abia and return it to the path of peace, growth and development, after several years of rudderless leadership that has severely affected the welfare and wellbeing of millions of Abians, especially our unemployed youths and senior citizens who have been consistently denied their salaries and pensions.
“Between 2015 when the mandate you passionately and unanimously gave to us was brazenly snatched away by the oppressors, and today, I have neither slowed down nor withdrawn from asking critical questions and taking practical measures geared towards ensuring that those who have seized our Commonwealth in Abia are not allowed to continually enjoy underserved affluence while insulting our sensibilities.
“May I humbly remind you that the elections have been slated to take place between February and March 2023 in Abia, and you would have the noble duty to pick up your PVCs, and also encourage your family and loved ones to pick theirs and vote out those who have made themselves slave-masters over you. By voting for our incoming President, Mr. Peter Obi, my humble self, and other Labour Party candidates across the 17 Local Governments of Abia state.
“On my side, as your son, brother, friend and servant-leader seeking to render selfless and people-oriented service to our state and her people, I am prepared more than ever to align with other like minds to ensure that those holding our state down do not have any single opportunity to steal your vote in 2023 moreso, given the change in the electoral laws and process. I therefore charge you not be discouraged, rather be spurred and inspired by the new INEC innovation called BVAS which has provided a better platform for the protection of your votes.
“Remember, no freedom has ever been achieved easily anywhere, hence the need for us to increase our resolve and redouble our efforts aimed at reclaiming and rebuilding our state for the good of all.
“As we travel to our various destinations to celebrate, as well as meet with families, friends and loved ones, I pray that God grants us journey mercies
“May He also help us to celebrate peacefully, and enable us to remember that, Christ is the reason for the season.
Merry Christmas to you all, and Happy New Year in advance.”
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