Today, a former Governor of Abia State and Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu paid a new year homage to the Executive Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu at his Umuobiakwa residence in Obingwa Local Government Area.
In his speech during the New Year visit, the senate chief whip praised Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu for the security and peace that was witnessed throughout the Christmas period and during the New Year festivities and attributed this feat to exceptional ingenuity of Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu in galvanising human and material resources for the common good.
He observed that as he drove to Obingwa , he was elated by the quality roads that crisscrossed the landscape together with other numerous ACHIEVEMENTS in the Area of SME development, Youth Empowerment, Sports , Agriculture Education amongst others and thanked Governor Ikpeazu for his untiring efforts towards rebuilding and repositioning Abia State for the good of all Abians.
The Senator was particularly elated by the high quality of the many roads completed in Aba and thanked Governor Ikpeazu for his exemplary leadership style and humility in service.
The Senator representing Abia North finally requested Governor Ikpeazu to extend his Caterpillar revolution to the umuahia-Bende-akara-igbere-ohafia expressway; which the federal government has refused to reconstruct despite repeated appeals by Senator Orji uzor kalu to the authorities at the federal ministry of works.
Responding, Governor Ikpeazu reminded his visitor that the essence of leadership is service to the people. Governor Ikpeazu reiterated that his style of leadership is devoid of bitterness and unnecessary bickering. He appreciated his guest and called on other abia elites to cooperate with Government in its bid to take Abia to the next level. Finally, the Governor asserted that he is looking for how to woo all the disgruntled people who are not satisfied with their own party into PDP, a Party Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu said remains the only viable platform that holds the key to the peace and prosperity of Nigeria.
Many government officials, including the chief of staff to the Governor, Professor ACB Agbazuere, commissioners, prominent party leaders were also present during the visit.