Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that the G5 Governors are standing on a strong moral pedestal and doing everything to put away impunity and highhandedness in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Governor was speaking at Umuobiakwa at the Gala Nite organized by the State Government in honor of the visiting G5 PDP Integrity Governors who are in the State for the flag-off of the Abia State PDP Campaigns. He said that Nigeria is in dire straits and hanging on a balance, adding that if the Integrity Governors fail to put their feet forward, it would spell doom for the country.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday by Governor Ikpeazu’s Chief Press Secretary, Sir. Onyebuchi Emmemanka.
According to the statement, Dr. Ikpeazu disclosed that they were not pursuing their individual comfort but were determined to lay a solid foundation for the unborn generation, stressing that they were determined to stand for the truth.
He further stated that as soon as the right thing is done, the PDP will win the election next year.
In his speech, the leader of the G5 PDP Integrity Governors’ Group and Benue State Governor, Governor Samuel Ortom said that they are still very committed to the PDP, adding that they will not leave the party.
Governor Ortom, who said that the Group still appreciates the PDP however pointed out that they will not be intimidated from standing for the truth. He appreciated Governor Ikpeazu for the warm reception and hospitality extended to them and charged Abians to ensure that PDP wins all the elections in the State. He appreciated the Traditional Rulers in Abia State for honoring the G5 Governors.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of Made in Abia Products to the visiting Governors by Governor Ikpeazu and the decoration of the Governors by the State Traditional Rulers led by the Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, Hrm Eze Joseph Nwabeke
The event was attended by Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, former Abia State Deputy Governor, Chief Acho Nwakanma, PDP Governorship Candidate for Abia State, Professor Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne and his running mate, Barrister Okey Igwe,
Others are the National Deputy Chairmen, South of the PDP, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, National Vice Chairmen, South East, Chief Ali Odefa, National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih, Members of the House of Assembly and candidates of the party, Abia PDP State Chairman, Rt. Hon. Asiforo Okere, Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe Commissioners, party chieftains, traditional rulers among other dignitaries.