The All Progressives Congress, APC, Abia South senatorial candidate in the 2023 General Election, Dame Blessing Nwagba, has said that the party and its leaders in Abia State are irrevocably committed to bringing back the lost glory of Aba as the commercial nerve centre of the state.
The former member of Abia State House of Assembly spoke at an interactive session the party held with stakeholders from Aba North/Aba South last Wednesday in Aba.
According to her, the APC as a political party that is sincerely committed to changing the current sad narratives in Abia state, has come to interact with and gauge the views of stakeholders in Aba on how to reposition Aba, with a view to restoring it as the commercial and industrial hub of not only Abia state but also that of the country.
Dame Nwagba, who was the former gubernatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, during the 2019 General Elections said her sojourn at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly will among other things be religiously devoted to sponsoring bills that will assist in creating the enabling environment for the growth of business activities in Aba.
She observed that the current dilapidated infrastructural facilities, not only in Aba but also in the state generally does not allow Aba to realise its full potentials as the commercial nerve centre of Abia state.
She further noted that going by the political configuration of the Abia South senatorial zone, justice, fairness and equity demand that the people of Aba North/South should be supported to go to the senate this time around, the position having domiciled in Ukwa East and Obingwa for 8 and 16 years respectively.
Meanwhile, the gubernatorial flagbearer of the party in the state, High Chief Ikechi Emenike has decried the poor and dehumanising treatment being meted out to civil servants, pensioners and other public servants in Abia state by successive administrations, noting that it is ungodly and inhuman to owe workers and pensioners up to three years salaries and emoluments.
He promised that apart from changing the current narrative, he would initiate and promote the passage of a law that will demand the resignation of a Governor that owe workers up to three months salaries.
He also promised to create the enabling environment that would not only promote commercial activities in Aba, but encourage people from all over to live and do business in Aba.