Leadership of Abia: Chief Alex Otti Joins 2023 Gubernatorial Race 

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Alex Otti, Sunday, declared his intentions to contest the 2023 governorship election in Abia State.

In his address in Umuahia the state capital on Easter Sunday, Otti said this would mark the end of the crucifixion of Abia State.

While blaming bad leaders are responsible for the economic woes plaguing the state, the chieftain revealed that his quest to change the political trajectory of the state informed his decision to leave his flourishing banking career as a Managing Director to join politics in 2013.

Otti added that his efforts to take over the leadership of the state had experienced strong opposition from political kingmakers, who foiled his election in 2015 and 2019 by invading the Independent National Electoral Commission zonal head office in Umuahia and the burning of two of her Local Government offices to destroy evidence that he won the election.

He said he was not deterred by the challenges of his past efforts to transform the state because Abia was still lagging behind among many states in the country in terms of development.

“We have resolved to bring change to Abia State by pursuing clear economic policies that will bring prosperity to Abians.

We plan to reduce the unemployment rate of the state which is currently 53 per cent above the 31 per cent national average by restoring moribund industries in the state and building new ones.

“We intend to respect the principle of separation of power among the three tiers of government to allow check and balances and good governance.

“We will provide quality education with an emphasis on youth empowerment for a productive economy.

“We will pursue infrastructural development and take Abia from one of the dirtiest states in the country to one of the cleanest in Nigeria,” Otti said.

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