A Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has declared interest to contest the Abia governorship seat at the 2023 general elections.
Abaribe He expressed his readiness to serve and to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people as he showed his interest in the governor seat.
During a civic reception organised in his honour by Nzuko Ahiaba La Abayi, a sociocultural organisation in Ahiaba in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state, Abaribe stated that as an Igbo man he respected constituted authority, adding that he believed the number one citizen of the state should know and he had paid him that respect.
“I have let him know and by extension the people of Abia and I am telling the people of Abia to look forward to seeing me in charge in Abia state come 2023.
It is time for people of Abia to make choices that would facilitate enhanced socioeconomic development in the state.” he said.
He expressed gratitude to God for divine guidance and thanked his constituents for organising a civic reception in his honour.
“This is a special occasion. I have been in politics since 1998. I have been in and out of politics and even gone to DSS custody because of Nigeria.
“This is the first time a civic reception is being organised for me.
“This occasion is significant because it is coming from my ancestral home and shows that they are saying that they are proud of my antecedents, achievements and that I deserve a title,’’ he said.
Earlier, In his remarks at the occasion, the, Chairman of the reception, Adolphus Nwagbara described Abaribe as one that had the interest of his constituents at heart.
Nwagbara urged the senate minority leader to continually give quality representation on issues that would transform the lives of his constituents and Nigerians at large.
Also, Earlier, a representative of Nzuko Ahiaba La Abayi, Stanley Nwahiwe commended Abaribe for his contributions to the development of the area, adding that the reward for hard work was more work.
“Sincerely we feel highly delighted and honoured by your actions and style of governance as a vibrant senator,’’ he said.