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Abia guber tussle: Stay away from me, Ikpeazu tells supporters



Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, has called on supporters to face their daily engagements and stop coming to pay him solidarity visits.

Different town unions, civil society groups, traditional rulers, political jobbers, youth groups among others, have continued to troop to Government House Umuahia to pay the governor solidarity visits ever since his sack as governor, by Justice Okon Abang of Abuja Federal High Court, which saw Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), handed Uche Ogah, Certificate of Return as Abia governor.

Seemingly fed up with the way and manner supporters troop on daily basis to pay these visits, especially as tension has come down pending the resolution of the political logjam by the Appeal Court, Ikpeazu cautioned his supporters to stay put with their solidarity visits.

Although the governor said he appreciated every group and their mobilisers, who showed him their support at this period of trial, he however, urged them to “please return to their usual daily pursuits and end further solidarity visits associated with the last attempted coup.”

The governor who stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Enyinnaya Appolos, assured the people of Abia state he was confident that the judiciary will deliver fair and equitable justice which will reaffirm the mandate given to him by the majority of the state electorate in 2015 general elections.

“I am grateful and appreciative of the seriousness of President Buhari in fighting corruption, affirming the rule of law and also stop corrupt individuals from using illegally acquired wealth to buy immunity from prosecution through the backdoor.

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“My administration will continue to support the war against corruption as I am convinced that corruption, wherever found, is antithetical to peace and development of our people,” he said.

The governor called all those who are interested in the development of the state to rather join hands with him in moving the state forward rather than play the opposition which may not help in furthering development in the state.

“My Doors are always open to welcome all Abians, regardless of political disposition, to listen to suggestions on how things can be done better for the greater good of our people. Those without skeletons in their cupboard have nothing to fear, regardless of whether they supported me or are my rivals,” the governor said.

By Ebere Ndukwu …


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