The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has promised to relocate the headquarters of the Abia State Oil Producing Areas Commission (ASOPADEC) to Ukwa West if elected the governor in 2023.
Otti, who was in Ukwa West in continuation of his local government campaign for the 2023 governorship election, said there was no reason to have sited the head office of the commission in Umuahia in the first place.
“Ukwa West is the chicken that lays the golden egg. It is because of Ukwa West that Abia State is part of the oil-producing states in Nigeria,” he said at a Town Hall meeting with the stakeholders.
He said he would resuscitate the Golden Chicken at Ogwe to further create employment for the people of Ukwa.
He also promised to pay off all the outstanding salaries, pensions, and gratuities, some of which have run into several years within the six months of his assumption of office.