General Ijioma N. Ijioma Rtd, a gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has called on party delegates to give him their votes to fly the party’s ticket for the 2023 gubernatorial election in Abia State.
General Ijioma made the appeal during a press conference in Umuahia, the Abia state capital on Thursday.
APGA holds her Primary elections on Sunday May 29, 2022.
General Ijioma maintained that among the other aspirants in APGA, he remains the best who can defend their votes and effect the desired changes Abia yearn for.
In his words: “APGA is parading the best governorship aspirants, but I am the first eleven among all the aspirants. I am the only one who can defend the votes. Others are good, but I am the best” Ijioma said.
Ijioma beckons on APGA delegates and Abians to have confidence in him by giving him their votes during the primaries while they leave effective governance as his responsibility.
Ijioma cautioned that 2022/2023 is the time to decide if Abians will continue living in agony for the next four to eight years.
“Abians shine your eyes, delegates, employ the best.
“This primary should be free, fair, credible, transparent and be conducted in a level playing ground”. He added.
Ijioma hopefully believes and expressed optimism that APGA’ primary would be better than that of other political parties.
He pledged to Rescue, Repair, Rebuild, Restore, and Rebirth Abia state if given the opportunity.
He recalled that Abia state is filled with natural resources and as such Abians shouldn’t be poorly developed.
Relating why he is in the Abia gubernatorial race, Ijioma said it is because of the conviction that Abia hasn’t lived up to expectation citing mismanagement from previous administration.
“Abia is supposed to be unique as it is number one state but the first now is the last, in contradiction to the holy bible. Alphabetically, we are God’s own state, but in development, we are last”. Ijioma said.
“our people have been rubished and dehumanized to the extent that our people outside refuse to identify themselves as Abians” Ijioma added.