April 30, 2024

Labour Party stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Gov. Otti

Labour Party stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Gov. Otti

Governor Alex Otti

By Ugochukwu Alaribe

Stakeholders of the Labour Party, LP, in the 17 council areas of Abia state, have passed a vote of confidence on Governor Alex Otti.

The stakeholders who spoke during an enlarged meeting which was also attended by the Governor, commended his performance in the 11 months he has held office as governor.

The meeting featured the party leadership in the state, political appointees, members of the National and State Assemblies as well as senior stakeholders from the 17 council areas.

While moving a motion for the vote of confidence, a member representing Umuahia/ Ikwuano federal constituency,Hon. Obi Aguocha, said the Governor, had within 11 months of his assumption of office, made the Labour party proud as he had surpassed all expectations.

Aguocha’s motion which received a standing ovation was seconded by the Member representing Obingwa/Osisioma/Ugwunagbo Federal Constituency, Hon. Munachim Alozie.

The motion was unanimously approved when put to vote by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly,Hon. Emmanuel Emeruwa.

Some stakeholders explained the meeting was convened for the party hierarchy in the state and council areas to familiarize themselves with the various appointees of government, including members of the State Executive Council and Transition Committee chairmen, among others.

Otti, who said he was surprised at the vote of confidence by the party leadership and other stakeholders, expressed gratitude to God that people had taken note of the “modest” achievements recorded by his administration in less than one year in office.

He said, “We must thank God that some few modest results are showing. We could have worked hard, like we have done in the last 11 months, without anything to show.”

Otti also told the party leaders that he met Abia at sub zero level, contrary to some widely held view that the state was at ground zero.

“It would have been better if the administration had met the state at ground zero, but we were coming from negative. If you have to come from negative to ground zero, you have to work very hard.

“Today, everywhere you introduce yourself as an Abian, people look at you differently with respect, unlike in the past.”