The Abia State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated it’s Campaign Council ahead of next year’s general elections with a charge for the council to lead the party to total victory.
Inaugurating the Council at Ochendo International Conference Center, Umuahia, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, charged the Council members to approach the forthcoming elections with the seriousness it deserves and shun complacency.
He urged aggrieved party faithfuls in the state to sheath their sword and support the party to victory as the PDP has all it takes to protect the interest of all members.
Governor Ikpeazu reminded the Council that they were supposed to sell the party’s message for next year’s general elections as they were carefully selected since they can harness the resources to win the 2023 election.
The Governor pledged to support the council with necessary logistics to make their job easier and assured the party of total victory in next year’s elections.
In his remarks, the Abia PDP Governorship Candidate for the 2023 general elections, Professor Uche Ikonne applauded Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for the credible way he has managed the affairs of the state and the party in extension and promised to improve and consolidate on the achievements recorded by the present administration.
Professor Ikonne also promised to key Abia into all national and international policies and programmes, adding that the council has the mandate to deliver all candidates of the party in the 2023 general elections.
In his speech earlier, the State PDP chairman Rt Hon Asiforo Okere said that all members of the PDP are automatic members of the campaign council as the council has been structured into State ,Local Government, Ward and Unit levels.
The State PDP chairman who said that the mandate of the council is to deliver PDP Candidates at all levels, added that members of the council are expected to lead campaigns in their various LGAs,Wards and Units while the Local Government Executive Chairmen of the 17 LGAs are expected to inaugurate Campaign Councils at their various Local Government Areas by next week.
The running mate to the Governorship Candidate, Hon. Barrister Okey Igwe, House of Representatives member, Hon. Uko Nkole, Senatorial Candidate for Abia Central, Col. Austin Akobundu (Rtd), Secretary to Government, Barrister Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe, Director General of the Uche Ndi Abia Campaign Organization, Rt Hon Chinedum Elechi, members of the State Working Committee of the Party, Candidates, Local Government Chairmen, Party Leaders and other stakeholders were part of the event.