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A member of the National Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), identified as Chief Ahamdi Nweke has praised Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu over what he termed massive developmental strides.
Nweke said Ikpeazu’s tremendous gains in the infrastructural development of Abia surpassed that of his predecessors.
He regretted that infrastructure in Aba had suffered gross neglect and decay since after the late Sam Mbakwe until the emergence of Ikpeazu.
According to the APGA BoT, ‘I’m among those who didn’t give him a chance, but he has proved pundits including me wrong. Ikpeazu has done well in terms of road infrastructure.
‘If all the governors before him did their bid as he has done, Abia would have been far better. Truly the governor has surprised someone like me. That’s not to say we have the best yet. There is a lot to be done especially in youth employment and payment of workers’ salary’.
Nweke, who was the APGA flag bearer in the last 2019 general election held in Abia Central District, spoke during an interview with newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital.
He maintained that contrary to his initial fears, Ikpeazu had outperformed his predecessors put together in terms of infrastructural development.
Nweke faulted insinuations that APGA has collapsed in Abia, as a result of the defection of a two-time gubernatorial candidate of the party, Alex Otti to the APC.
His words, ‘Otti is not the soul of APGA; the ethos of the party and the people are the driving force’.
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