The 2019 governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti OFR has felicitated with the government and people of Ngeria on the occasion of Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary Celebration.
In a release made available to the press, Otti described Nigeria’s existence as an independent nation for 59 years now as a great feat, but regretted that the country has been bedeviled by too many socio-political and economic challenges that are presently threatening the peace, unity and development of the nation.
He frowned at a situation where sectional and religious considerations still dominate our national discuss and general engagements, especially in sensitive leadership positions to the extent that mediocrity most times overides meritocracy, at the expense of economic prosperity and general development of the country.
Dr. Otti called on leaders at all levels to take a cue from other nations, especially those countries that once trailed behind Nigeria, but who have through sheer hard work and visionary leadership overtaken Nigeria in all facets of development, so that the country could steer off the storms of political instability and economic underdevelopment, and begin a new process of national rediscovery that could see the welfare of Nigerians become top priority in all leadership considerations.
He congratulated the people of his home state of Abia for their continuous resilience and consistent demand for good governance which has eluded the state for a very long time, and enjoined them not to lose hope or succumb to the oppressive weapons of bad leadership ravaging the state, assuring that consistent progressive push beyond political, religious and sectional platforms is what is required to reclaim and salvage Abia state.
Finally, Dr. Otti assured Abians that he would continue on the progressive path of lending his voice and taking very practical and decisive actions in alliance with well-meaning Abia sons and daughters with the utmost desire to develop the state, improve the welfare of Abians and ensure that God takes his pride of place in God’s Own State.
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