Abaribe Announces Plans to Succeed Ikpeazu as Governor, Lists Reasons for Joining Race

Abaribe Announces Plans to Succeed Ikpeazu as Governor, Lists Reasons for Joining Race

  • The APC and other political parties are likely to get serious competition in Abia state ahead of the 2023 elections
  • Enyinnaya Abaribe has announced that he plans to contest as the next governor of Abia in the 2023 general elections
  • Abaribe on Monday, December 27, said that it is time for the people of the state to make choices that would facilitate development

Obingwa, Abia - Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senate minority leader, has thrown his hat into the ring ahead of 2023 general elections, Daily Trust reports.

Abaribe, one of Nigeria's most vocal lawmakers announced on Monday, December 27, at a reception organised in his honour in Ahiaba, Obingwa local government area of the state his interest in the race.

Enyinnaya Abaribe
Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe has officially declared his interest to run for the governorship seat in Abia state. Photo credit: Enyinnaya Abaribe
Source: Facebook

The federal lawmaker the senator representing Abia South Senatorial District revealed his readiness to serve and to deliver more dividends of democracy to the people, The Nation added.

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While expressing gratitude to God for divine guidance, Abaribe noted that it was time for the people of Abia to make choices that would facilitate enhanced socio-economic development.

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He said:

“As an Igbo man, I respect constituted authority. I believe the number one citizen of the state should know and I have paid him that respect."

Senator Abaribe joins race to become Abia's next governor

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Abaribe appears to be nursing a gubernatorial ambition in 2023.

The senator representing Abia South Senatorial District informed Abia state governor Okezie Ikpeazu of his intention to run for the state's highest seat.

On Saturday morning, December 25, the senator made his intention known to Ikpeazu during a meeting.

Anambra election: Senator Abaribe finally opens up, tells residents what to do

Meanwhile, Abaribe had called on the people of Anambra to carry out their civic responsibilities.

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While receiving an honourary award from the Nigerian Society of Engineers at a ceremony on Thursday, November 4, Abaribe appealed to all registered voters in Anambra to ensure that they exercise their franchise.

He warned that when people fail to participate in elections, they give those who voted the opportunity to elect their choice leaders.

Source: Legit.ng

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