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Our authorities will unite, fairly than divide Abia – Otti

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He spoke at his Marketing campaign Workplace, close to the Authorities Home on the Financial institution Street, Umuahia, which overflowed with supporters.

The teeming crowd blocked the thoroughfare for a number of hours, dancing and jubilating over the LP’s landslide in Saturday’s ballot.

Otti stated: “With deep humility and a profound sense of accountability, I wholeheartedly settle for your mandate to be your chief servant for the subsequent 4 years.


“Earlier than I’m going on, I have to first dedicate this victory to God the Father Almighty, who makes every little thing lovely in His personal time.

“I additionally dedicate it to the tens of millions of Abia residents who’ve been the unlucky victims of dangerous governance these previous many years.”

Otti expressed gratitude to each resident, together with indigenes and non-indigenes, that took half in his election.

He stated: “As you might be all conscious, this was my third try at contesting for this workplace, in my quest to implement my long-held imaginative and prescient of rebuilding Abia as actually God’s personal state.

“At this third try, it happy God to offer us victory.


“Within the phrases of 1 Labour Social gathering stalwart, ‘The siege is over’!

“With our votes and the collective will of the folks, we have now ‘damaged the gates of hell and solid its bars of iron asunder.

“As recorded within the holy ebook, the dominion of hell shall not prevail in opposition to us.”

Otti described his victory as “a name to service.

“Whilst I come out of a bruising and lengthy drawn out marketing campaign, I do know that that is only the start of the journey.


“There’s a whole lot of work to be executed and we should get all arms on deck to make sure that we take again our state and produce the a lot sought-after dividend of democracy.

“You voted us to serve you and to not be served.

“You voted us to alleviate your sufferings and to not compound and multiply them.

“It is a service that comes with unusually excessive sense of devotion and dedication given our checkered historical past as a folks.”

Talking additional, he stated: I promised you that I’ll serve you because the governor of all Abia folks and all residents dwelling in Abia, regardless of clan, spiritual persuasion or political leaning.


“I see my mandate as reducing throughout all strata of our folks and I as soon as extra promise to make use of the assets accruing to all Abia folks for the good thing about all of the residents.

“I’ll prefer to guarantee us that we maintain no bitterness in opposition to anybody and won’t go on any revenge mission in opposition to anybody.

“If within the technique of getting right here, we have now wronged anybody, kindly discover a house in your coronary heart to forgive.

“We now have equally forgiven anybody that wronged us.

“This shall be a authorities that will unite everybody on this state as we’re all brothers and sisters.”


Based on him, there shall be no discrimination by any means within the facilities that every individual is ready to entry in our authorities.

“I made a agency promise to all civil servants and pensioners owed salaries, pensions and emoluments that a direct funds plan could be put in place to make sure that this will get the precedence it deserves.”

The governor-elect stated that he was very a lot conscious and ready to cope with the problems of infrastructure decay, “which have continued to militate in opposition to our development and improvement as a state.

“This shall be tackled head-on,” he stated, including that facilities could be evenly unfold amongst the citizenry.

“I made a agency promise to all civil servants and pensioners owed salaries, pensions and emoluments that a direct fee plan could be put in place to make sure that this will get the precedence it deserves.


“Nonetheless, I warning that all of us might want to put in our greatest and row collectively in a single course.

“There isn’t a magic wand that may repair all of the rot and decay observed in nearly all segments of the system for the reason that previous years.

“For us to have sustainable improvement, it could require very painstaking and elaborate structure of grasp plans to allow us sort out the menace of flooding and re-engineer our cities, particularly Aba, Umuahia and different cities that will be developed with the intention to assist our city renewal initiatives.

“We subsequently plead for persistence and understanding as we first sort out the rapid challenges and work on the most important ones.

“We stay resolute in our drive to get rid of poverty and create sustainable wealth for our folks.”


“We belief God for His enablement to supply our companies to Abia folks in such a approach that we’d not disappoint you.

“We will implement our manifesto, which is a revered pact between our administration and the great folks of Abia state,” he stated.

Otti reassured the folks that he would run an open, clear and accountable authorities devoid of waste and profligacy.

“Our doorways will stay vast open and our channels of communication will stay unfettered in order that your worthy contributions and recommendations shall be a guiding mild,” he stated.

He thanked his spouse, Priscilla, kids and associates, who provided him immeasurable assist all through his wrestle for the governorship place.


He additionally complimented the candidates of different political events that ran the race with him, with explicit reference to Chief Okey Ahiwe (PDP), Prof. Gregory Ibe (APGA) and Bishop Sunday Onuoha (ADC), amongst others.

Otti additionally expressed gratitude to Ibe, Onuoha and others that overtly conceded defeat and congratulated him at a time the battle of Obingwa “fictitious votes” nonetheless raged on.