…Insists Gov. Alex Otti must serves two-term tenure of 8 years.

South East Progressive traditional rulers Council led by their chairman HRM Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu, Diawa 1 of Umudiawa ancient kingdom, other paramount traditional rulers in the region have passed a total vote of confidence on Governor Alex Otti over what they have described as the Governor’s matchless strides in office in just one year, insisting that the Governor must accept to serve a two-term tenure of 8 years like his predecessors.

Addressing a Press Conference under the auspices of South East Progressive traditional rulers Council, Eze Ofoegbu maintained that across diverse sectors of Education, Health, Agriculture, Security, Infrastructure, Human Capital development, Sports, Aviation, Housing and Social Welfare, especially caring for the vulnerable segment of the population, Abia State Governor, Alex Chioma Otti has already etched his name in gold through his unprecedented strides in office in just one year.

The revered traditional ruler while addressing the Press Conference said ” Today, in just one year, the verdict by millions of Abia people on the performance of His Excellency, Dr Alex Otti is that in just 365 days, he has effortlessly etched his name in gold first in the hearts of the people and most importantly as a man whose governance is built on humanity and compassion.

Across diverse sectors, our dear son, Leader, and Governor has scored many firsts in terms of project initiation and completion, policy introduction and implementation, swift interventions and has surpassed the ship of leadership on the steps made by previous administrations in this state.

In the area of road infrastructure, numerous projects such as the newly dualized Ossah road, the intervention work at Port Harcourt Road road which brought Julius Berger in the State for the first time, other roads done and every road goes with solar street lights to mention but a few, are all eloquent testimonials to the Governor’s midas touch in the area of road infrastructure.

In the area of Youth and Manpower development, the governor through the local government areas has made an Entrepreneurial Development Centre, trained and doled out seed capital to over 800 youths and entrepreneurs as a strategic attempt of fanning the embers of enterprise development. In Healthcare delivery, the governor has already built, equipped new model healthcare centres and reconstructed existing one, inaugurated them and handed these facilities to our people for us. In Security management which is one of the pillars of his ARISE agenda, our visionary leader and Governor, apart from donating utility vehicles to security agencies in the state, has provided the needed support for these agencies to help maintain peace and security in our state. The Governor has also envisioned and launched the operation crush to bolster the job done by security agencies.

In Education, the totally reconstructed, remodeled 10 government schools from each local government across the 17 local government areas.

Today, the songs of mourning that was becoming permanent in the mouths of retirees in Abia State on account of unsettled backlog of pensions have been swiftly replaced with songs of thanksgiving and gratitude owing to the Governor’s swift intervention in clearing the backlog of these pensions.”

South East Progressive traditional rulers Council insisted that against the backdrop of the superlative imprints of good governance laid by the Governor, the traditional rulers under this umbrella in God’s Own State has been emboldened as custodian of traditional and culture made advancement of the sociopolitical ideals of the People of Abia State.