Abia state may soon move away from being a ‘dual-city’ state if the governorship candidate of the Action Peoples Party (APP) for the 2023 gubernatorial election in the state is elected into office.
In his verification visit to Ikwuano L.G.A., Chief Kalu said his party is coming to change the face of Abia, adding that he has a program to build two new cities to ease the pressure on Umuahia and Aba, the two already existing cities in the state.
“APP is full of young men and women that are coming to change the face of Abia. Part of our program is to build two cities with a blueprint that will meet the 21st-century economic and infrastructural needs of Abians.”
According to the former Chief of Staff of the Abia state government, Umuahia, the state capital of Abia, now looks like a glorified village and needs to be revamped to a befitting status as the capital.
On his part, the L.G.A. Chairman of APP in Ikwuano, Mr. Amaechi Kanu, said while the party may be mistaken for a small party, it can be likened to a small axe that will cut down the big trees, which are the big parties.
Similarly, Hon. Wisdom Lan, APP’s candidate for the Ikwuano State Constituency, expressed his confidence that Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu is the right candidate to win the electoral battle for APP in 2023.
The highlight of the verification was the recitation of APP’s slogan by a three-year-old girl, which drew a lot of admiration from the audience, including Chief Kalu, who promised to reward her mother with a councillorship position for teaching her daughter the slogan.
Earlier, the Abia state APP’s governorship candidate and his entourage paid a courtesy visit to the palace of HRH Eze Uwaga, the Efuma II of Agbaluzo community in Ikwuano L.G.A