WHY I WANT TO GO TO SENATE~ Ikpeazu
Abia State Governor and the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate for Abia South Senatorial District, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has revealed his reasons for contesting for a seat at the red chambers.
The Governor who made the revelation during a meeting of PDP Stakeholders in Ukwa East LGA of the state explained that he is in the race to attract attention of the federal government to the people of Abia South, and the state at large.
He noted that he has not enjoyed the support of the federal government, which would have helped his developmental strides for the state.
He said: “As Governor, I have not done everything and have not satisfied every interest. I want your support to go to the senate to represent you. I will attract attention to my people and state government when I get to the senate.
“Part of what I suffered as governor is that I don’t have people helping me to attract attention of federal government to the state.”
Buttressing why he supported Professor Uche Ikonne to be the candidate of the PDP, Governor Ikpeazu; “I have the entire Ukwa people in mind when I threw my support for Professor uche Ikonne, because if an Ngwa man from Abia Central didn’t become governor, it will be difficult for an Ukwa man to be governor.
“When power comes back to Abia south, the people of Ukwa can agitate for it. Also, if an Ukwa man is not governor, it will be difficult for an Osisioma to be governor.
“We need to support Ngwa in Abia central now so that when power returns to Abia south, it naturally comes to Ukwa.” He said.