AHEAD of the primaries of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA to pick its governoship candidate for the 2023 gubernatorial election slated for Sunday, delegates from Bende Local Government Area, Sunday endorsed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Etigwe Uwa.
The development has however boosted the chances of Uwa clinching the governoship ticket of APGA.
The endorsement took place when Uwa met with the Delegates led by the Chairman of Bende chapter of APGA, Mr. Azubuike Peter Chijioke.
Meanwhile, Delegates who spoke at the venue of endorsement described Uwa’s governoship aspiration
as the game changer for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
Addressing the delegates, Uwa told the delegates that he is in the race to redeem Abia from bad governance.
He said, “I am here to interact and speak to you because you’re very important to Abia State.
“For sometimes now, I’ve been doing consultations, I have moved round the state, something is clear when you move round. Abia State is not in good state. Abia state requires prayer, healing, redemption and restoration.
“Anywhere you go and say you’re from Abia state, people would tell you something is wrong. Everything is terrible; Our roads are bad. From here to Akwa Ibom, roads are good but here it is bad. Even Ebonyi is now better than Abia. Millions are taken as security votes, Pensions and salaries are not paid. When you look at it, you’ll realize there is an element of wickedness. This is why I looked at it and felt persuaded to come, to stop sitting at the fence.
“For us to make progress, we need to ask questions; how can we make progress as a state? I have used my legal skills to champion the course of the oppress. I fought pfizer to the US Supreme Court and won when no one gave us a chance. We can replicate it in Abia by redeeming our state to flourish.”
In his earlier remarks on behalf of APGA Bende Chapter, Azubuike Peter Chijioke, Chapter Chairman, noted that Uwa’s candidacy will serve as a saving grace for APGA in the 2023 general election.
He lamented the state of affairs in Abia state, saying “Abia state government is the most irresponsible in Nigeria today.
“Nigerians agree that Abia state is backward. We need a pathfinder. Someone that can transform the state. We desire change and it is only APGA that can do it.”