Professor Gregory Ibe, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, has urgedthe 24 House of Assembly candidates of the party to be agents of social change in their different constituencies in line with the party’s humanitarian ideology.
Prof Ibe who Spoke during a strategic consultation meeting at the Prof Gregory Ibe Campaign headquarters in Umuahia on Friday, explained that the populist agenda of the party which according to him, is anchored on the ideology of being one being his brother’s keeper (‘onye aghala nwanneya’), even as he encouraged them to partner with him in touching the lives of Abians with well-articulated social intervention programmes.
While decrying the current deplorable condition of road infrastructure, Prof Ibe, stated that he intends to commence palliative grading of rural access roads around the state once the dry season sets in.
He, therefore, encouraged the House of Assembly candidates to work in liaison with his office to ensure that critical access roads, especially those that would stimulate the business undertakings of their constituents are captured during the palliative exercise.
In their separate responses, the candidates appreciated Prof Ibe for his sacrificial approach to leadership and declared that “it has continued to manifest through the execution of several social intervention programmes”.
Particularly, they praised Prof Ibe for the successful conduct of his free medical outreach and award of university scholarships to their constituents, pledging their preparedness to partner with him in extending more social intervention packages to the people.
The meeting was attended by the deputy governorship candidate of the party, Hon Obinna Ichita, key members of Prof Gregory Ibe Campaign Organization, and some APGA chieftains.
It is recalled that since he arrived in the state from a foreign trip, Prof Ibe has held several meetings with different organs of APGA in Abia state including the just concluded two-day retreat for all candidates of the party at state and national levels.