The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State on Thursday, at the Umuahia Township Stadium, flagged off its campaigns for governorship, National Assembly and State House of Assembly elections in 2023.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu expressed confidence that all PDP candidates would win the elections because his administration had impacted positively on the people of the state.
The governor, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Emmemanka, also said the PDP candidates are men of good character.
The statement partly read, “In their various speeches, the members of the G-5 PDP Integrity Governor’s Group, including Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, urged Abians to remain resolute in PDP, assuring that they are ready to take Nigeria out of its present challenges.
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“They said what they stand for is equity, fairness and justice and assured they are strong in their States and are committed to winning elections.
“The governors, who congratulated all candidates that received flags, expressed hope that they would win and assured that the G-5 would support the PDP candidates in the State.
“They described Governor Ikpeazu as a performer and man of integrity who is trusted.”
In his remarks, the PDP State Chairman, Rt. Hon. Asiforo Okere disclosed that the event is a combination of the rallies and sensitization that have been taking place in the Wards and LGAs of the State.
He said the party is presenting 36 candidates in the 2023 elections, including the Governorship candidate, Prof. Uche Ikonne; three Senatorial candidates, Governor Ikpeazu, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa and Col. Akobundu Rtd; eight House of Representatives candidates and 24 House of Assembly.
He thanked all party faithful, especially those that contested and could not get the tickets and described them as the heroes of the event.
“Responding on behalf of other candidates who received flags, the Governorship candidate for Abia State, Prof. Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, assured Abians that if elected, he would through his TIGER Economy manifesto which covers Trade, Industrialization, Good governance Education and Rural Development, engage in participatory governance in the State.
He challenged Abians to give him their votes and expect the best results and more developmental projects in the state.