Socio-political groups championing good governance at all levels in Abia State under the auspices of Abia Rejoice Movement have purchased N50 million Express of Interests and Nomination forms of the All Progressive Congress (APC), for the Nigerian Minister of State for Mines and Development, Dr Uche Sampson Ogah, to run for the governorship seat ticket of the party in its upcoming primaries and the main general elections in 2023.
This comes barely after a few days ago the minister had declared his intention to contest the position of Governor of Abia State in the 2023 general elections on the platform of the APC.
However, the purchased APC gubernatorial nomination forms for Ogah were presented to the Director-General of Abia Rejoice Movement and former member of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Chibuzor Okogbuo by a national officer of the party at the national Secretariat, Abuja, on Wednesday.
This was disclosed in a terse statement by Chima Obiwuru, of the Media directorate of the group, made available to newsmen on Thursday.
Continuing, Okogbuo appreciated the leadership of the governing party in the country for the positive steps it has taken at deepening internal democracy in the progressive party and the democratic governance across all facets of the Nigeria federation.
The APC chieftain, however, reaffirmed the unwavering commitment and support of the Abia group to the leadership of the party, and assured of the collective interests and efforts of the political umbrella body, to ensure the success of the party and the long-awaiting resounding victory of Ogah in the upcoming elections in 2023 in Abia and across states of the nation.
The ex-Abia lawmaker described Ogah as the best material with the needed capacity, ability, competencies and expertise to change the narratives of governance in Abia State to foster the basic socio-economic and Infrastructural amenities being yearned by the Abia populaces.
AFRIPOST recalls that Ogah had during his declaration ceremony held at the state APC secretariat, located at Azikiwe road in Umuahia, the state capital, at the weekend, said he would focus on the transformation of the economy of the state by creating jobs for Abia people through private sector-driven initiatives.
The 2023 governorship hopeful partly said, “Nigeria is blessed with many natural resources that if we harness them less emphasis will be placed in the oil sector and our country will not play a second fiddle in the world.
“I will bring my experience in the private and public sector to bring valuable changes in the lives of Abia people.
“My administration will be anchored on faith in God and social transformation in governance which will transform the economic, agricultural, educational, security and health sector of the state.
Also speaking while receiving the governorship hopeful during the declaration event, the Abia State chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Acho Obioma, disclosed that the party has nine card-carrying members contesting for the 2023 Abia governorship seat ticket ahead of the upcoming primary election.
Ogah was flanked by a mammoth crowd of the party faithful, critical stakeholders, supporters, business associates, wife, friends and other well-wishers
The APC chairman further announced that the party leadership will meet with all the nine governorship aspirants next week Tuesday to finetune modalities for the forthcoming primaries and take a collective decision to ensure the success of the exercise and the party in the 2023 elections in the state.