President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo and the Chairman of the All progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, will be in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, for the flag-off of the APC presidential and governorship rally, which will be held on Friday, January 8, 2019.
The Director of the Abia APC Rally Committee, Chief Acho Obioma, who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the party would use the rally to make a statement concerning its readiness to take over the reins of power in the state.
He said President Buhari had sited many developmental projects in the South-East and that would encourage the electorate in Abia to vote for him in the forthcoming general election.
“Work is ongoing on many Federal roads in the South-East that were never attended to by the last administration in the country. If completed, the roads will improve transportation and promote the ease of doing business in the geo-political zone.
“The President has also helped some of the state governors to improve the welfare of Nigerians through the provision of the Paris club refund, which they used, for example, in paying the backlogs of salaries owed workers. This shows that he is a leader that has the interest of the masses at heart”, he said
Obioma pointed out that the APC was running an issue-based campaign in Abia aimed at forming a development-oriented government.
He said “Abia is one of the poorest and the least developed states in Nigeria. Even the opposition party knows this. If we don’t make a change in 2019, I don’t know where Abia will be. We are poised to produce a governor that will drive development in the state, instead of apportioning positions based on geographical locations.”