Abia State is in dire need of redemption and restoration in order to make it the Abia of our dreams according All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, 2023 governorship aspirant, Etigwe Uwa, SAN.
Addressing journalists on Sunday 10th April, 2023 to declare his interest to run for the governorship, the learned silk said that after period of consultations which cut across all the local government areas of the state, he was left with no other option than to seek for the office of Abia State governor to restore the state which has suffered maladministration from successive governments.
The Ohafia local government Area, LGA, born Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, believes that he has the capacity to re-engineer social changes and make Abia the state of our dream state.
Etigwe Uwa stressed that the narratives everywhere we go whether you talk to business man in Aba or talk to somebody on the street, including workers and the pensioners is that of gloom and non-payment of workers’ salaries and pensioners.
He pointed out that there is a lot that can happen in any Community when people genuinely need change, adding that Ndi Abia are hardworking, industrious and only need an enabling environment that makes the state to flourish which is doable.
Speaking further, he disclosed that he has picked the APGA governorship nomination form to contest for the primaries, adding that if he emerges from the primaries and eventually wins the election that he would transform and make Abia our dream state.
His words,” we should be able to dream about Abia where our mineral resources are harnessed. We’ve several oil Wells in this state and the resources we have today can profit our children if we harness them.
He said we can dream of Abia where the economy of the state can be the number one and we can dream of an Abia that we can set up manufacturing Companies, where our garments and foot-wears can be exported.
”We will dream of an Abia where solar energy products can be manufactured as he further described Aba as a sleeping Giant that needs good leadership to change its narratives, revealing that Abia state is a revenue sharing state that needs to be a wealth creating state.
Barrister Uwa said he is passionate about the transformation of Abia started and has desired total change in the way we run the affairs of the state.