The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Abia State, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka has applauded the members of the fourth estate of the realm for their harmonious working relationship with him in the last four years he held sway as governor’s spokesman.
He spoke during a valedictory session with the members of the Government House Press Corps which took place at the State Government House in Umuahia, the state capital on Friday.
It comes on the backdrops of the expiration of the eight years administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in Abia state,and the May 29th, 2023 inauguration of a new democratically-elected government to be presided by the new Abia Governor-elect, Dr Alex Otti.
AFRIPOST recalls that Otti, a former bank chief and the labour party candidate at the just-concluded 2023 governorship elections held in Abia State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), polled a total of 175, 467 votes cast to beat his closest rival and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okey Ahiwe, who scored 88,529 votes.
Earlier, Mr Ememanka also noted that no Chief Press Secretary to a state governor can succeed with the press corps and further appreciated the journalists for strong support and Cooperation that stood him out as the longest serving Chief Press Secretary in the history of Abia State.
According to him in words: “i simply couldn’t have become the longest serving CPS in history of Abia state without the strong support and Cooperation of the press corps.
“So, today, i came back to say a big thank you to each and everyone of them.
“This is a matter of personal style. I have done this everywhere I have worked. It’s a small world.
“For four years, these gentlemen and ladies have been part of my life. We have worked together and absorbed pressure together.
“This unit is one of those units that have no time limit in their work. They work even at the oddest of hours”.
Ememanka also challenged the journalists to show higher level of cooperation to his successor for the good of the state.
“I have done my bit. Let history and posterity be the judge,” he added.