Former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Umeh has described the victory of the party’s governorship candidate in Abia State, Alex Otti, at the Appeal Court as a new-year gift to the party and the people of Abia.

He said Otti’s victory was a clear sign that the truth cannot be covered for too long, saying that Abia was now back on track and was set for greatness.
Reacting to the Appeal Court judgment where the election of the Governor of Abia State, Okey Ikpeazu, was upturned, Umeh told Daily Sun that APGA, as a party, had been vindicated. He said: “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in connivance with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, subverted the will of the people. They made a mess of the electoral process, but we knew that in due course, the truth would prevail. We knew all along that Abians voted massively for APGA, but the will of the people was subverted. Otti’s victory signals a new era in the history of Abia.
“We are grateful to God that the truth has finally prevailed and Abians should be ready to experience unprecedented development.  Otti has always been in the private sector and he performed very well, so, his competence is not in doubt because he possesses all that Abia needs to develop and very soon, it would experience a turn around. We knew from the onset that those who tried to subvert the will of the people would be exposed and we thank God for this victory.”
He accused PDP of manipulating the last election and foisting unpopular candidates on the people.
Meanwhile, Assistant State Secretary for APGA, Mr Sixtus Chubueze Ezennaya, who spoke on the victory at the appeal Court expressed happiness over the victory. Hear him: “ We thank God that justice has come on board, we thank Him for hearing the cry of Abia people, that Alex Otti, whom we voted for has been declared winner of the election. APGA has come to stay, we are going to make Abia strong, which is the clamour of the people of Abia.
“Going to Supreme court is the proper thing for them to do, but we still believe that since the judiciary is the last hope of the common man, the same God who gave us victory at the appeal will also give us victory at the Supreme Court .
“We shall govern Abia and bring it to the front burner as one of the most developed states as is the case with states being governed by APGA .  Abia will be developed.”

 

-Sun Newspaper

30 COMMENTS

  1. I am popular here for my writtings supporting Alex Otti, AFN can bear me witness. Few people here attack my writings, but 2day whats happening, alex has been decleard winner. Truth cant be hidden for long. Long leave the Judges.

  2. ikpazu can neva lose d seat to Alex,SUPREM wil tel,so hold on to yur celebretion,marginalisation of Ngwa comunity. must end,otti connive with his lawer that letter turn to judge in lagos 2 cancell 3. LGA frm Ngwa,dis is d begining even he wins if he dnt make. we d ngwa youth smile then we wl hv no oder alternativ than seek our own part out of Abia

    • just look at what you are vomiting.That’s why they alwyas say that Igbos. are not one.when OVI won,who talked about separating from Abia?I can’t believe my eyes.So you think this is about Ngwa and other LGAs?You people are the ones that is even chasing Otti away from Ngwa,The man grew up in Ngwa,speaks your language,have a house there,buried his father there.You want us to be in T A Orji’s hand just be cause of sentiment.Do you know what that man and his son did to us?yet,he brought out another person of his choice,so thatr he will continue to loot us with his son.It’s better Otti loots us again than T A continuing to loot us.

    • am on 1 point that is marginalisation of ngwa comunity which we wil resist even otti finally win as gov,we wil never alow strengers to fish in our waters and stil insult us on our face no,D devil u knw is beter than d angel u dnt knw.I rest my cast @ Enyioma

  3. Where are those PDP Ragamuffins? Where are those criminals, undetakers, liars?
    Did I not say it that Alex Oti is my Governor.

  4. @Nwankwo prince, am frm ngwa nothing like maginalization of Ngwa’s in abia state bcs we hv almost tested the key positions since state creation including A.G of the state wht else do u want beside, otti is also an Ngwa man, No need to argue the appeal judgement bcs they hv said it all and so shall it be…. Dr. Alex otti is my Governor period.

  5. Who is saying that gov.Alex O is not from ngwa?the truth is that we have a choice.the era of serving god father is over in abia .what touched this man to resigned as an m.d. of one of the five biggest bank in Nigeria to vie for a post that was occupied by the untouchables and that is why. I worked for his victory.

  6. God bless abia. long live Governor ALEX OTTI, long live Victor Umeh. the vote i casted on that faithful day has finally been fruitful.

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