2023 GUBER: Abia Has Resources To Provide The Best- Ude Oko Chukwu | VIDEO & PHOTOS
The deputy governor of Abia State Rt. Hon. Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, has formally informed Abians of his intention to run for the 2023 governorship race under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
While addressing the people of Abia state on Friday, April 1 at Abia Hotels Umuahia, Ude Oko Chukwu noted that the state has the resources to provide the best for her citizens.
“I have called you together to share my concerns and ideas about the state of our dear state and how we can work together to improve upon the gains made so far and take our state to the next level of growth and development”
“I Rt. Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu, the current deputy governor of Abia state, former speaker of Abia House of Assembly; I am ready to present myself” he declared.
He noted that the resolution to serve Abia in a different capacity came after a deep reflection on “the enormous challenges and responsibilities that come with governing the state.
“I understand that it is a difficult task but I have faith in the fact that the strength of leadership rests on the collective will of a people to line up behind one man who guides them with a compass to succeed in any endeavor they decide to pursue.
“Governing Abia and getting it right is an endeavor we must pursue collectively and I am rest assured that we will finish stronger than we started”.
The governorship hopeful stated that he is the best to serve the state come 2023 having known the corners of the state and the major needs of Abia.
“I know all the corners of Abia; I know what Abia State needs”.
He added; “as a good follower and a true leader, I stand before you today to take responsibility as part of the success and shortcomings that Abia has been in the past years of my involvement.
“The beauty of my involvement is that in areas we did not do very well, I have learnt good lessons for success and in areas we succeeded, I have the knowledge and opportunity to make things better for Ndi Abia.”
He assured that he will offer Abians a covenant of service, performance and leadership, transparency, accountability.
“Our dream is to provide the best possible for ourselves; food, housing, good roads, good schools, working hospitals, clean markets, adequate security, clean environment and a lot more of other things that make life worth living. Do we have the resources to do that? The answer is a resounding yes, as long as we look inwards to harness the human and material resources.
” I will use my professional background as a chartered accountant to foster and entrench good governance in the state by ensuring that we apply the best systems of transparency and accountability in the conduct of government business”.
“As governor I will mobilize our state’s resources and our people to rapidly confront our challenges, secure our future and remake our state to be the leader it used to be. Our challenges are enormous and keep assuming new dimensions with alarming urgency for immediate attention.
“Aba, the cash cow of Abia presents a special challenge. I am certainly not deterred and would build on what the present administration has done in Aba and Abia to enable it regain its dominance as the business hub of the South East even as we confront other challenges frontally.
My involvement overtime gives me an advantage of experience to hit the ground running from day one. We do not have time to waste on a learning process. We have paid our dues with my involvement.
The main policy thrust of our administration would be to continue to reshape Abia in the best ways we can in line with the realities of the moment, by continuing to improve upon the gains already recorded in this and previous administrations.
Our cardinal objectives are based on a SECURE Abia Agenda which stands for Security, Economy, Care, Urban Renewal, Roads and Education. I would briefly present to you an abridged version of Secure Abia Agenda’s comprehensive plan of action as contained in my manifesto which will be made available to you and Ndi Abia after this declaration exercise” Ude Okochukwu stated.