Professor Greg Ibe, the proprietor and Chancellor of Gregory University, Uturu in Abia State has gotten the the support of a group known as Old Bende Media Organization (OBMO) over his decleration to contest for the Seat of the governor in Abia State in the coming 2023 general election.
The Abia group expressed total confidence in the capacity of Professor Ibe to change the narratives in the Governance of Abia State with his vast wealth of experiences to address the Infrastructural deficits adorned in parts of the state, and as well as revamp critical economic sector to boost Development of the state.
The OBMO on Tuesday noted that in as much as the present administration under Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in the stats had recorded appreciable and overwhelming gains in raising the bar in infrastructure, a lot of works is needed to be done towards consolidating the efforts of the outgoing government in the bid to foster Infrastructurally and economically stable Abia, positing that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Governorship candidate, hopefully, Professor Greg Ibe has what it takes to render dividends of democracy to the Abia populaces.
The Abia Media group, in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Mazi Samuel Onukara and the Publicity Secretary, Chijindu Emeruwa, issued to newsmen in Umuahia, on the backdrops of the forthcoming 2023 general election in Abia, noted that Professor Greg Ibe had distinguished himself in many capacities which translated majorly to the establishment of World Class University at his country home, Uturu in Isiukwato Local government area of the state, and as well as his entrepreneurial investments that has boosted the economy of Abia.
The OBMO applauded the governorship aspirant for the remarkable growth in the education sector in Abia State and has added impetus to the efforts of successive government at enhancing teaching and learning in the state.
The group also commended the Governor- elect of Anambra State and former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Soludo for finding Prof Gregory Ibe worthy on recent appointment into his Transition committee irrespective of political backgrounds, ahead of his inauguration as democratically elected Governor of Anambra.
The umbrella body of media personnel from old Bende extraction of Abia state, further maintained that Prof Ibe’s appointment has proven that he is tested and trusted in political leadership, confiding the PDP governorship hopeful with other technocrats will come up with a well defined templates that would guarantee a total socio-economic and Infrastructural breakthrough in Anambra state.
According to the OBMO, “we are optimistic that Prof Ibe will live up to expectations. He has that competence to deliver in whatever capacities assigned to him. We believe that with people like Greg Ibe, Anambra state will be on track to greater development”.