I come with a faith-based capital project, social transformation capital, says Ogah as he joins the Abia guber race

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uche Sampson Ogah, on Friday officially declared his intention to run for Governor of Abia, by 2023.

Ogah, who is an All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Abia, said upon his election as Governor of Abia in 2023, “I come with two cardinal projects. The first is the faith-based capital project and the second is the social transformation capital for Abians for the first time see visible changes built on these two great pillars.

While with the faith-based pillar, he said his government will be rooted in accountability to God with a new direction of governance values, anchored on excellence, professionalism and ethics, “under the pillar of social transformation, our government will be anchored on economic and infrastructure development, agricultural and rural development, quality health care delivery, education transformation, security reform and crime control”.

He also highlighted the People, Policy and Innovation, PPI approach as an indicator “Every Abian will notice in my first 100 days in office.”

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He assured that the welfare of the people will be given priority, including the prompt payment of wages, gratuities and pensions of workers will be a right and not a privilege, while workers will be constantly motivated for optimal service delivery, while “Abians in the Diaspora must be happy to return home and contribute to the construction of our State and we will aim for quality in physical structures, quality education, a qualitative and accessible health system, a staff of qualified and motivated health, teachers and civil servants who will occupy various positions that touch the lives of Abians daily.

Ogah said he was motivated by his love for Abia and “firm commitment to a vision of rapid transformation” of the state to be challenged and vowed to bring joy to the Abiens by providing them with “visionary leadership, competent and determined.

In his speech, the Chairman of Abia APC, Hon. Obioma Iheanacho said Ogah’s entry into the gubernatorial race added value to the party, ensuring the party would conduct free and fair primaries to choose a credible gubernatorial candidate.

Also speaking, the incumbent party chairman, Chief Donatus Nwankpa commended Ogah for taking the bold step of declaring to join Abia’s gubernatorial race and promised all party loyalists that Abia APC was working hard to take over the house of state government, come 2023.