The New Nigeria People’s Party Governorship Candidate in Abia State, Dr. Ukpai Iro Ukpai, yesterday received a Royal blessing (Ite Nzu) from the Autonomous Traditional Rulers of the Ohafia LGA, comprising Abiriba, Nkporo, and Ohafia clans when he paid them a courtesy visit to inform them of his governorship ambition, seeking their royal blessings.
The pragmatic leader from Abia North Senatorial Zone, one of the most determined contender for the Lion House, Abia seat of authority was accompanied on the visit by party stalwarts and supporters from across the local government area.
The event which took place at the Traditional Rulers Chambers, Ohafia LGA HQ, Ebem Ohafia witnessed the invocation of the Ohafia spirit of victory and valor to grant success to the man with the right ideas to provide answers to the numerous problems confronting Abia state, especially unemployment, dilapidated infrastructure, poor health care system and lack of payment of workers salaries.
In appreciation of their acceptance and prayers for him, the NNPP flag bearer promised to do all within his powers to address the myriad of problems bedeviling Abia state due to long era of leadership without direction which has crippled the state to its roots, vowing to approach issues with every deserved attention, especially, by ensuring Abia Economy is digitalized to meet with Millennium Development Goals acceptable in every part of the world to help Abia become investors destination.
The proponent of digitalized economy assured the Royal Father that he took some years to understudy the Abia Question and has laid out practical solutions to them, assuring that when he is elected the governor of God’s Own State, he was not coming to gamble with leadership, but will move straight into the business of rescuing Abia State with prepared people oriented program at all levels of leadership.
The Royal fathers expressed optimism and hope for a better Abia State when the right man takes over the governorship of the state.