Redemption is near – Emenike
The former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu has hailed the choice of Chief Ikechi Emenike as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia.
Wogu who stated this during APC stakeholders of Aba federal constituency meeting at Aba recently, maintained that nothing would stop the main opposition party from dislodging the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Abia government house come 2023.
“Emenike represents political independence. I can attest to the fact that he has no godfather
Emenike has come at a time Abia needs redemption. He came at a time when Abians are not talking about political parties but about individual who has the capacity to rescue the state and rebuild it,” he added.
He said that the emergence of Emenike as the APC governorship flag bearer was timely given that Abians were already yearning for redemption from the hands of bad leaders.
According to the former minister, Abia people have grown tired of governors with apron string of fathers who picked them and foisted on the state with disastrous consequences of underdevelopment and looting of state treasury.
Wogu said: “the time has come for Emenike to become the governor of Abia State irrespective of the antics of detractors and nay sayers. The people of Aba federal constituency, comprising Aba North and Aba South local governments were pleased that a man with the right blueprint to solve the peculiar problems of the commercial city of Aba has emerged hence they would work hard to market him to the electorate.
In his remark, the 2023 Abia APC guber candidate, Chief Emenike maintained that: “Redemption is near. We’ll keep working and marching till we reach government house in 2023”.
He said that Aba boosts of huge untapped goldmine, with relevant economic importance to Abia, Southeast region, Nigeria and the West Africa at large.
He said that the managers of Aba economy have failed to leverage on the status of the city as centre of production and innovation.
The APC governorship candidate disclosed that it has always been his belief that if Aba is fixed it would have ripple effect on the economy of Nigeria and other countries in the West African sub-region that equally enjoyed the booming days of Enyimba city.
“This state must he saved for businesses to grow,” he said, assuring that he would provide the much needed infrastructure and security to bring Aba back to its glory days as centre of commerce and industrial hub.
He said that it is absurd for a governor to count salary payments and construction of roads as achievements, adding that any governorship candidate that hoped to use these issues as electoral promise should not be considered fit to preside over the affairs of a state.
“Payment of salaries and pensions and building of roads will be sacrosanct in the APC government in Abia come 2023,” Emenike assuredFollow us on social media