Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has assured that the G5 PDP Governors are standing on a strong moral pedestal and doing everything to put away impunity and highhandednes in the PDP.
He spoke in Umuobiakwa at the Gala Nite organised by the state government in honour of the visiting G5 PDP Integrity Governors who were in the state for the flag off of the Abia State PDP Campaigns. He said Nigeria was in dire straits and hanging on a balance, adding that if the Integrity Governors fail to put their feet forward, it would spell doom for the country.
Dr. Ikpeazu disclosed that they were not pursuing their individual comfort but determined to lay a solid foundation for the unborn generation, stressing that they were determined to stand for the truth. He further stated that as soon as the right thing is done, the PDP will win election next year.
Leader of the G5 PDP Integrity Governors’ Group and Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, said they were still committed to the PDP and would not leave the party.
Governor Ortom, who said the group still appreciates the PDP, however, pointed out that they would not be intimidated from standing for the truth.
He thanked Governor Ikpeazu for warm reception and hospitality extended to them and charged Abians to ensure that PDP wins all the elections in the State. He appreciated the Traditional Rulers in Abia State for honouring the G5 Governors.
Highlights of the event were presentation of made in Abia products to the visiting governors by Governor Ikpeazu and decoration by the state traditional rulers led by the chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Joseph Nwabeke
The event was attended by Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, former Abia State deputy governor, Chief Acho Nwakanma, PDP governorship candidate for Abia State, Prof. Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne and his running mate, Okey Igwe, National Deputy Chairmen, South of the PDP, Ambassador Taofeek Arapaja, National Vice Chairmen, South East, Chief Ali Odefa, National Vice Chairman, South South, Chief Dan Orbih, members of the House of Assembly and candidates of the party, Abia PDP State Chairman, Asiforo Okere, Secretary to the State Government, Chris Ezem, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Okey Ahiwe Commissioners, party chieftains, traditional rulers among other dignitaries.
The event featured musical performances by the Abia State Cultural Troupe and some other musicians like Professor Obewe, Fusion as well as comedy shows.