The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has described the very successful conduct of the fresh Gubernatorial Primary Election of the PDP in the State as a clear evidence of the strenght and resilience of the party, as well as the robustness of internal democratic mechanisms of the party, not just in the State but across the country.
The Governor stated this late today while reacting to the successful conclusion of the primary election which held at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
Governor Ikpeazu stated that he had no doubts about the ability of the party to surmount the challenge posed by the sad demise of Professor Uche Ikonne and to rise from the ashes of the despair occasioned thereby to become even stronger.
The Governor is particularly delighted with the peaceful atmosphere that characterized the election as well as the maturity of the delegates and the aspirants.
Governor Ikpeazu is grateful to the National Leadership of the party for standing by the State Chapter as it navigated and continues to navigate through the complexities posed by the death of Professor Ikonne.
He extends his deep appreciation to the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the Party for the Abia State Primary Election and Governor of Edo State, His Excellency, Mr Godwin Obaseki and members of his Committee for the deep sense of patriotism and commitment to the ideals of democracy which they exhibited today in the conduct of the primary election, assuring the party leadership that Abia will continue to remain a PDP state, as it has been since 1999.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu describes the emergence of Chief Okey Ahiwe as the Candidate of the party for the March 11th, 2023 Gubernatorial Election in the State as the reflection of the wishes of the greater number of party members across the State, and assured that his emergence will surely energize the party to victory in the coming elections.
The Governor ends by expressing his appreciation to the Asiforo Okere led leadership of the party in the State for their hardwork and commitment to ideals of internal democracy in the party.