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Peter Obi In Abia: Meets With Ikpeazu, Attends Catholic Church Event

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, and the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi. Both men met on Saturday morning.


The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has visited Abia State and met with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

Mr Obi met with Governor Ikpeazu on Saturday at the governor’s country home in Umuobiakwa, Obingwa Local Government Area.

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onyebuchi Ememanka, said in a statement that both men met in the morning.

Mr Obi is in the state to attend an event at the Mater Dei Catholic Cathedral in Umuahia and he informed Governor Ikpeazu that he had to meet with him in line with official courtesies and protocols before proceeding to the event, according to Ememanka.

“They discussed a wide range of issues ranging from security, economy and politics. They also had a private breakfast session,” he added.

“Governor Ikpeazu presented him with a Souvenir bag containing the first ever Abia State Long Term Development Plan and the Abia State Industrial Policy which was presented to the Governor yesterday by ECOWAS Representative at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation.”

At the Cathedral, Mr Obi is expected to also interact with members of the congregation, among other activities.

The Labour Party presidential candidate, who sat with members of the congregation, during the event took time out to also interact with them.

During the session, he urged the congregants to demand accountability from leaders and work toward doing the right thing.

He said, “If we don’t do the right thing there will be anarchy and anarchy will consume all of us, whether you are a governor, whether you are a bishop…

“We must fix this place now. It is unacceptable that we are living in a country with all the facilities God gave us for free and millions of people do not know where the next meal will come from. That is unacceptable.

“What we need is the government’s support to export things so that we can make a living. We have to stop being a consuming nation.”

Obi who said the country had many talented people said the country cannot continue to function the way it has been.


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