Abaribe officially declares to vie for Abia Governorship in 2023

Abaribe officially declares to vie for Abia Governorship in 2023

Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has declared that he will indeed become governor of all Abians.

Abaribe made the declaration on Monday, March 21, via a Facebook photo statement. The lawmaker was seen brandishing his Nomination/Declaration of Interest Form.

“I will be governor for All Abians!!” Senator Abaribe pledged.

The PDP chieftain’s latest comments come a few weeks after he formally declared his interest to become the governor of Abia State in 2023.

In December 2021, Abaribe indicated his interest to contest for the Abia governorship seat.

However, his intention was officially made known to the people when he visited the state secretariat of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to consult with the expanded executive caucus of the party.

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At the PDP secretariat in Umuahia, the state capital; Abaribe promised that he would be the governor that Abians would be proud of.

“I am going to be not just a governor but the governor of Abia people. This is irrespective of where the person comes from,” he said.

The lawmaker was deputy governor at the beginning of the present democratic dispensation. He contested for the governorship position in 2003 but could not unseat Orji Uzor Kalu, the Abia governor who he once served as a deputy.

However, in 2007, Abaribe was elected Senator for Abia South Senatorial District and has retained the seat ever since.

Speaking on his gubernatorial ambition, Abaribe told party stalwarts in Abia State that he has all that it takes to transform the state.

The senior parliamentarian said he possesses the requisite capacity, experience; and knowledge to govern Abia and as such should be considered as that person that will lead the party to victory in 2023.

Meanwhile, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has granted former Governor of Anambra, Mr Willie Obiano, administrative bail.

The EFCC Chairman, Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa made this disclosure on Monday, March 21. This was while fielding questions from newsmen at the 5th Annual General Assembly of the Network of National Anti-corruption institutions in West Africa (NACIWA) in Abuja.

Bawa, said Obiano, was still in its custody since he had yet to meet his bail conditions.

“Although, he has been granted bail and we are waiting for him to perfect his bail conditions.

“So far, he has been cooperating with us and everything is going on well,” he said.

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