ByÂ Tony Edike
ENUGUâ€”THE National Treasurer of the Progressives Peoples Alliance, PPA,Â Dr Sam Nkire, said yesterday that the recent resignation of Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State from the party was a golden opportunity for the people of Ukwa-Ngwa to produce the next governor of the state.
Dr. Nkire, who is also a major stakeholder in Abia politics, said it was unfortunate that Governor Orji chose to leave at this time but noted that his exit had opened a good channel for the people of Ukwa-Ngwa to realize their desire to produce the next governor.
He, therefore, called on all Ukwa-Ngwa people to unite and â€œtake this God-given opportunity,â€ stressing that time had come for the people of the area to take their rightful place in the state.
The PPA chieftain said that â€œAbia is a PPA State any dayâ€ and that the easiest way for them to achieve their life-long dream was to queue behind a PPA Ukwa-Ngwa candidate in the next election.
Nkire urged the people of Abia State to remain calm, especially the residents of Aba commercial city, adding that it would soon be â€œbusiness as usualâ€ once more.