ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Abia Chapter of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has lauded outgoing Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for the prevailing peace and security in the State.
In an interview on Sunday, the chapter chairman, Okey Nwankwo, also advised Governor-elect Alex Otti to continue with Mr Ikpeazu’s template on peace and security.
Mr. Nwankwo said that the outgoing Governor created an enabling environment for lawful economic and social activities to thrive in the state.
He asserted that Mr. Ikpeazu had recorded developments “more importantly in peace and understanding among Abia people.”
He also said that Mr. Ikpeazu had demonstrated that Abia remained relatively the most peaceful state in the country.
Mr. Nwankwo, who doubles as the Chairman, South-East and South-South Presidents’ Forum, pledged the group’s support to Mr Otti, saying, “We are going to support his government to ensure that he succeeds.”
He expressed optimism that Mr. Otti would translate his wealth of experience in the financial sector into providing good governance in the state.
Mr. Nwankwo said the apex Igbo sociocultural body would continue to defend the cause of the Igbo people, wherever they lived.
He felicitated the Muslim community in Abia on this year’s Eid-el Fitri celebration and urged the faithful to put into practice the lessons learnt during the month of Ramadan.