Is the Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, setting a standard that he may not meet? 

Most people like power and some may even want to have it for life, but Governor Ikpeazu seems not to have decided on whether he will be running for a second term in 2019.

He is tying his re-election bid to the successful completion of projects initiated by his administration across the state. 

While addressing a political programme, "Osinachi", held at the Broadcasting Corporation of Abia on Friday, the Governor said answering the call for re-election rests on the projects.

“There are a few things which I am saying if we are able to finish by the grace of God, in the future I would think that we can answer the call to seek for re-election in 2019,’’ he said.


It is now left for residents of Abia State to look out for these programmes to ensure they are completed before 2019 campaigns begin.

Some of the ongoing projects include: the construction of Ifeobara basin, the reconstruction of Arochukwu road, the Osisioma interchange as well as the revival of the School of Nursing in Aba.

Ikpeazu said that since leadership is linked to achievements in office, he could be sure of matching any other candidate after completing the projects.

According to him, the government has so far invested about 325 million Naira towards upgrading facilities at the Enyimba Stadium with a view to making it “world class’’.

Ikpeazu said 2 billion Naira had been released to Setraco Construction Company for the reconstruction of the Aba-Port Harcourt road.

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Aba, the commercial nerve of South-East Nigeria houses most businesses and the governor said his administration is fully in support of Made-in-Abia goods.