With humility, I’m ready to serve – Abia Governor-elect
Abia State Governor-elect, Alex Otti, said he has sincerely accepted the obligation to serve the people with humility and a profound sense of responsibility.
The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate revealed this in his acceptance speech after he was declared the winner of the March 18 election in Umuahia, the state capital.
The former bank chief explained,” I must first dedicate this victory to God, the Father Almighty, who makes everything beautiful in His own time.”
The Governor-elect also dedicated the victory to the millions of residents in the state, who he said have been the unfortunate victims of bad governance these past decades.
He said as he acknowledged the victory, he was fully conscious of the huge expectations of millions of the good people of the state who have been denied the dividends of democracy and good governance for long.”
“The Siege Is Over. With our votes and the collective will of the people, we have “broken the gates of hell and cast its bars of iron asunder.
“As recorded in the holy book, the kingdom of hell shall not prevail against us.”
He reminded the people that they voted for him to serve them and not the other way, adding that it is a service that comes with unusually high sense of devotion and commitment given their checkered history.
Otti said during his electioneering campaign, he traversed the nook and cranny of the state, which enabled him to have first-hand assessment of the needs and expectations of the people.
“These are the basic things expected by the people for a responsible government to provide in order to unleash the potential inherent in the typically hardworking people,” he added.
Meanwhile, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has congratulated him for the victory, saying Otti has fought a long battle over a very long period of time and deserves commendation for his staying power and resilience.
Ikpeazu stated this in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Barr Onyebuchi Emenanka, which was made available to newsmen in the capital after the declaration of the result.
“Since we have come to the logical end of this battle, it is appropriate to congratulate Otti on his hard fought victory.”
Ikpeazu urged Otti to see the victory as a call for service to the state.