SOCIO-CULTURAL groups under the aeges of Abia State Youths Development Organization, ASYDO; Igbo Students Union, University of Lagos, UNILAG; Abia State Students Union, Yaba College of Technology, YABATECH and Abia State Students Union, University of Lagos, UNILAG, have congratulated Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State over his Supreme Court victory in the governorship tussle that engulfed the state since the governorship elections in 2015.
National President of ASYDO, Prince Obinna Ehumadu, while speaking with Journalists, at the Victory Celebration, held at Empire Hotel (Annexe), Jibowu, Lagos, said that Governor Ikpeazu’s victory means unity, progress, greater development and peace in Abia state. He also said that Governor Ikpeazu is a listening governor who has the youths as part of the main crux of his administration.
According to Ehumadu, “We believe in Abia state, in Okezie Ikpeazu and in peace and development. We have come here to show that our Governor’s victory at the Supreme Court means unity, progress and peace in Abia state and Nigeria in general.”
Prince Ehumadu also said that the group would hold a summit termed, “Abia Mega Summit” on the 9th of June, 2017 with a target of building an industrial hall in Abia state and other developmental projects to provide jobs to all Abia youths.
Also speaking, the Patron of the group, Chief Ifeanyi Okorie who thanked God for Governor Ikpeazu’s victory also thanked the group for the congratulatory message to the Governor and promised to deliver the group’s goodwill message to him.
He charged the youths to always strive to contribute positively towards making Abia great.
He said: “We thank God Almighty for the Supreme Court victory. Any government that does not carry the youths along will fail. When you as a governor carry youths along, things will move forward.”
Chief Okorie also said that the Governor has invested so much in the youths because he believes the success of Abia state lies in the youths.
“We thank Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for starting the Aba shoe industry. He has taken over 120 youths abroad to learn internationally, standard ways of shoe making so that Aba shoes can compete with any made shoe in the world,” he added.