By Ferdinand Ekeoma
It was a moment of emotional reunion between the people of Umunneochi and the 2015 Abia APGA governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti OFR when the APGA family stormed the Local government to commission it’s new LGA party secretariat.
In his welcome address, the Umunneochi LGA APGA Chairman, Barrister Charles Orie, explained that the Leaders of APGA in the LGA had put in enormous effort aimed at repositioning the party, and attributed the progress being made by APGA in the LGA to the peace and reconciliation initiated by him and other leaders.
He assured that the party was going to repeat the feat of 2015 come 2019 going by the level of support APGA enjoys in the LGA, and restated his willingness to carry everyone along as a way of making the party more formidable.
Addressing party faithfuls, the APGA state Chairman, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, applauded the people of Umunneochi for upholding their belief in APGA, and explained that APGA remains the only political hope of the Igbo man in the Nigerian state.
He reassured all that the doors of APGA remain open to progressive apgans who may want to join the party, but warned that APGA would never give in to the activities of moles and agents of destabilization who might want to join the party with the sole aim of scuttling the progress being made by the party, at the expense of Abia masses.
Also speaking, Dr. Alex Otti amid repeated thunderous ovations from the listening crowd poured encomium on the people of Umunneochi for what he described as unprecedented show of love, support and solidarity to him which enabled him win the LGA landslide in 2015, and explained that what happened in 2015 was a way through which God asked us to wait a little, hence the need for the people not to feel disappointed, assuring that 2019 would see the successful accomplishment of the 2015 governorship project.
According to the release signed by Ferdinand Ekeoma, Dr. Otti had kicked off his speech by requesting for a minute silence in honor of the Late Senator Uche Chukwumerije, and lauded the people of Umunneochi for their bravery which made it possible for them to defend the votes they cast for APGA in 2015.
The financial expert also praised APGA stakeholders in the LGA for proving their capacity and showing examplary support and solidarity to APGA, and assured them and the entire people of Umunneochi that by the time the party succeeds in 2019, everyone would be duly recognized and rewarded, because there won’t be room for godfatherism, as he Dr. Otti has no godfather, except God in heaven.
The visit to Umunneochi had in attendance, the APGA State Chairman, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere and members of the SWC, the 2015 APGA Guber candidate, Dr. Alex Otti and his wife, Mrs. Priscilla Otti, the former ICAN President Mr. Chidi Ajaegbu, a former House of Reps Member and BOT chairman of Abia First, Hon. Nnanna Ngwu, Chief Nwaka Inem, Mr. Mike Akpara, Barr. Oracle Nwala and many others.
Anyone who was in Umunneochi yesterday would easily agree with me that Umunneochi is for Alex Otti, just the way Alex Otti is for Umunneochi.
Stay tuned for the concluding and most important aspect of the report on Umunneochi.
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