Former Abia State Deputy Governor, Comrade Chris Akomas has officially declared his intention to contest for Abia State Governorship position on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is as he said that he would fix the problems of the state in four years of his administration.
Akomas while addressing State, Local Government and Ward officers of the party at his Nenu country home, Obingwa local government area of the state disclosed that he only wants to rewrite the history of the state by setting the state on the platform of progress for a single term of four years which he wishes to be the governor of the state.
“I am one of the proponent of a single term tenure and I believe that 5years is good enough to do wonders. If 5years will be good enough, 4years will be good enough. All I have to do is to divide the other years and add them to the four years that I will be in power.
“For me, 4years is more than enough to complete any project that I want to execute in the state. How many years did Ngige have to set Anambra on path of progress? Ngige cleared pension and salary arrears within the short time that he was in power. Peter Obi continued on that and Obiano the present governor of the state couldn’t have done anything less than what his predecessors did.
“All I need is to set this state on the sustainable path of progress that whoever that will come after me would have no any other option but to make sure that Abia continues to grow.
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“I know that my brothers from Abia North will be wondering if this man goes for four years, would he keep to it. I am a gentleman, I know what to do, I know where to go, I know what we will do to get money and attract investors to the state.
“In Abia, we have growth centers that have remained moribund. I know what to do to ensure sustainable economic growth for Abia and those things, we can setup within two to three years of being in power and the fourth year will be to commission the built projects.
“I had a plan for Abia when I contested in 2010. I am going to dust up and update those plans to meet the present realities. I can assure you that I know how to bring the people together to key into our plans to reposition the state that within four years, we would have done so much that people will wonder if that happened only within four years.
“I don’t need more than four years to set the solid foundation for social, economic and infrastructural growth and development to thrive in the state.”
The chairman of APC in the state, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa represented by his deputy, Adiele Ogunka thanked the former Abia deputy for making his intention known to the APC officers.
Ogunka promised that the party would give level playing ground to all aspirants and also to make sure that the upcoming primaries would be free, fair and credible. This is even as he noted that Akomas was the first among the party members in the state to declare his intention to fly the flag of the party in the state come 2019 general election.