Following a recent press conference in which the APGA governorship candidate in Abia in the 2019 election, Dr. Alex Otti accused the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu of not doing enough to touch the lives of the people of the State for good, the Governor has fired a reply.
Addressing newsmen on Tuesday, the governor through his Chief Press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka, Esq while describing Otti as serially defeated said the former bank executive is displaying ignorance and playing cheap politics with Abia.
“The objective of this Press Conference is to bring to the fore, yet another attempt by the serially defeated Governorship Candidate of APGA, Mazi Alex Oti’s resolve to continue to display his ignorance and play cheap politics with the State of affairs in Abia State.
“Yesterday, (Monday) Oti gathered a group of journalists in Lagos and fed them with nothing but barefaced lies, something that has become his stock in trade since his ill-fated attempt to govern Abia State started in 2015.
“His choice of Lagos as his preferred place to speak to the Press mirrows the myopism that has characterised his politics. That he chose to speak to journalists who are not based here in Abia State and therefore are in no position to objectively respond to his lies captures Oti’s mindset” he said.
The governor also accused Otti of attempting to rule Abia from his Lagos home, adding that the former governorship candidate has no interest in the state and as such, ignorant of what is happening.
“Alex Oti seeks to govern Abia from his Lagos base. He doesn’t live here, has no business interest here and as such is completely ignorant of what happens here.
“While we do not intend to join issues with Oti who obviously is yet to recover from his serial defeats in two successive elections and the persistent rejection of his lies by the people of Abia State, we believe it is important to set certain records straight for the benefit of public record.
“You will recall that in the build up to the 2015 general elections in Abia State, one of the high points of Alex Oti’s campaign was that he had concluded plans to raise One Hundred Billion Naira from external sources which he will commit to the reconstruction of Aba and other towns in Abia State. In his press conference yesterday, Oti boasted about how he successfully truncated the attempt by the Abia State Government to secure a facility from the African Development Bank for purposes of infrastructural upgrade and other related uses” the Governor stated.
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