The Ohafia community, recently, stood still when the three clans of Abiriba Enachoken, Nkporo Ezeaja and Ohafia Udumeze Atitiakpo hosted consultation meetings with the founder and Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu, Prof. Greg Ikechukwu Ibe, Enyi Abia in preparation to his governorship bid.
Prof. Ibe continued consultations with communities and relevant stakeholders across the State as he expresses interest to run for the Governorship seat.
He used the occasion to enumerate various achievements he has recorded in Ohafia community which included the ongoing building of a community Town hall at Ukwa Nkporo, assistance he has rendered to secure jobs for people of Ohafia extraction, having over thirty(30) students from Ohafia LGA under his full free tuition scholarship scheme, he recalled he is driven from his heart to assist people because he came from a poor background.
On what he seeks to achieve, Prof. Ibe said he has approached Nigeria Army on releasing part of the large expanse of land they collected from Ohafia LGA to enable the building of a befitting stadium of repute to increase the viability of the people, he also stated he shared ideas with Distinguished Senator Mao Ohuabunwa on how they will collaborate in consulting the government on managing the marginal oil fields from Akwa Ibom through Arochukwu/Ohafia, Bende, Isuikwuato/ Umunneochi to Nnewi.
He added that if opportune, he will decentralize our government as he intends to do so by building Government house annex in the 17 LGAs of the Abia State where Exco meetings will be rotated in the 17 LGAs of the State.
Prof. Ibe invited all to be free to study his Manifesto and come up to speed with his practical achievable development plans to build from where our present government of His Excellency Okezie Victor Ikpeazu Ph.D stops
He then affirmed that he was seriously in the race for the Governor of Abia State come 2023.
Responding on behalf of Abiriba clan, a Hon Okoro Okereke , described Prof. Greg Ibe as a consummate achiever and thanked God for gifting the people of Abia North in particular and humanity in general a humane character and personality, describing him as eminently qualified to maximize the fortunes of Abia State.
In his words, Chief Udo Kalu (UD option), while responding on behalf of Ohafia Clan said he was now sure that the State has a personality who will shoulder its responsibilities and appreciated his kind heart towards mankind decrying the state of roads, water and electricity in and out of Ohafia LGA and requested that he should not forget these challenges when his quest for governor comes through.
Speaking on behalf of Nkporo clan, Engr. Okali Oge commended the towering achievements of Prof. Greg Ibe describing him as loaded. He added that Abia State and Nigeria need more people like Prof. Ibe and assured him of their one hundred percent(100%) support.
Chief Mrs Utari Nma Uduma who spoke for the women decried the condition of women who bring in the bulk votes during elections but are relegated to the background when it matters most. She asked Prof. Ibe to look into the matter seriously when he succeeds and disclosed that with her experience at Gregory University Uturu, she is sure he will make an outstanding Governor.
Representative of the youth Cmrd Roland Imaga thanked Prof. Ibe for his presentations and urged him to ensure that the Abia Charter of Equity is strictly adhered to. He assured him of the support of the youth of Ohafia.
The high point of the occasion was the sharing of Prof Greg Ibe’s Manifesto to the people of Ohafia.