The governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Chief Ikechi Emenike, has said the people have rejected the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Emenike said the rejection of the ruling party started during the last elections in 2015.
He noted that the issue of protest vote in the state will no longer arise as the people are willing to vote for APC, a party that will change the fortunes of the state.
Speaking at Ohafia and Nkporo during his tour of Ohafia council, Emenike said for 20 years the people have tested and found PDP wanting.
He called on the people of Ohafia to be vigilant and ensure their votes are protected, stressing that the era of vote stealing is over.
The Abia APC governorship aspirant said: “The era of vote stealing is over in this state, APC will not rig election and will also not allow PDP to rig election in the state, be rest assured that your votes must count this time.”
Emenike told the people that he was going to establish a university in their area.
“A community like Ohafia with their high turn out of academia deserves a university which will cater for the youths in the area of education and adults in the area of job opportunities”.
He regretted that the only institution of note in the area is the army barracks.
“However with the building of a university in this place the story line will definitely change for the youths, adults and all strata of the community”.
The renowned economist said: “There are many things inside a university, which will not only give the youths the opportunity to study, they will also get employments as most of those to be employed will be mainly from Ohafia among other benefits”.
At Nkporo, Emenike said it was a pity that after producing so many politicians of note the community do not have accessible road as he had to travel on not only bad but dangerous roads to get to the place.
He assured them that an APC government in Abia will, within the first six months, ensure that the bad road landscape of Nkporo will be a thing of the past and that their illustrious son, the late Chief Kalu Onyioha (KOK), will be immortalised.
The Abia APC leader told youths of Nkporo, including Emenike daughters, Emenike teenagers and stakeholders that they should convince their people to vote for APC.