…Hails Prof. Nnenna Otti over her roles in ensuring victory for Abians
…Demands accountability, good governance from governor elect
A good governance and advocacy group, Interest Group for Abia Renewal (IGAR) has congratulated the governor elect of Abia State, Dr. Alex Chioma Otti describing his victory at the polls as a welcomed development and a first step in reclaiming Abia state from the forces of darkness that has held the state down for 24 years.
The Group which was also in the forefront of mobilizing Abians in a bid to enthrone a new government in the state throughout the electioneering period commended the INEC returning Officer for Abia State and Vice Chancellor Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Prof. (Mrs.) Nnenna Otti for her doggedness and uprightness towards ensuring the protection of the votes of Abians and ensured that the people’s will prevailed..
In a statement signed by the Convener of the Group, Mr. Kalu Okoronkwo, the Group noted that the victory for Abians at the polls was aided by the dexterity and integrity exhibited by the Returning officer who refused to be compromised but stood her ground, making sure that the election was not manipulated by forces that has held the state down over the years.
Okoronkwo who is also the Publisher/CEO of The New Narrative Newspapers noted that the crisis that resulted from the Obingwa LGA results was a deliberate creation by the same forces in a bid to thwart efforts of well-meaning Abia indigenes to enthrone a new order of good governance and accountability
and this could not be possible if the Returning officer has succumbed to the overtures made to her to compromise the election.
Okoronkwo listed some expectations of the people of Abia and other stakeholders from the governor -elect to include fairness, equity, accountability and people-centred leadership.
“We are happy that victory is here at last and this could be discerned from the celebration by Abians home and abroad, but the onus is on Dr. Otti to tow the path of nobility in the discharge of his duties”, Okoronkwo said.