2023: Obinna Oriaku Declares For Governorship Race, Says Abia is the Hope of Every Igbo Ma
The former Finance Commissioner Abia State, Mr Obinna Oriaku on Tuesday 19th April 2022 declared his intention to run the race of the governorship seat in the state as he says that Abia is the hope of every Igbo as well as Nigeria towards an effective Economic Emancipation.
His intentions were made known to newsmen during his declaration at his country home in Owerrinta in Isiala Ngwa South LGA under the platform of All Progressives Congress APC.
According to him, he said “I have learnt so much and have seen so much. I have equally had my share of betrayal, blackmail and mischief. In all, I have come out stronger and much more poised to uphold that which I have long held strongly and tenaciously, which is; that the emancipation of a people does not become fruitful only by compromises and docility but by ruggedly sticking to one’s avowed principles”.
He acknowledged that the state has been a sleeping giant, howbeit, Abia is the hope of every igbo man and perhaps Nigeria towards economic emancipation. Recall that the geographical area now called Abia, led the economic development of south east through the economic polices of our revered leaders and forebears. It is the home of men and women of courage, principle and integrity.
Oriaku lamented on the state of the Abia, saying that Abia is a ghost of what it meant to be, ravaged by poor leadership and lack of infrastructure which is the bane of our growth and development adding that the good news and promise which he bear is that Abia state is not beyond redemption, noting that the state shall reclaimed with honest and sincere leadership which he represents. Abia shall be great with your support and your decision to enthrone a sincere and passionate leader come 2023.
The former Finance Commissioner said “My over two decades of working in the banking sector has taught me the rudiments of the economy. But more practical experience came whilst I became embedded in the successive tenures of former Governors Chimaraoke Nnamani and Sullivan Chime of Enugu State as their official banker and part of the State Economic Team”.
He stated that his four year stint as first, the Economic Adviser to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and later the Honorable Commissioner of Finance, Abia State (2015 /2019) was the most outstanding.
Also, he maintained that his latter experience became interestingly the melting point of his career. It afforded him the practical experiences that have deeply honed him managerial, economic and public sector skills.
Oriaku promised to populate the government with men and women who are passionate and knowledgeable on Abia problems and have the precise solutions with zero tolerance to corruption, Adding that By God’s grace, Abia will witness a new face of technocrats with local knowledge and ability to deploy human and material resources in Abia to develop the State.
Also speaking, Hon Acho Obioma, (Chomen), appreciated the Governorship aspirations of Hon. Obinna Oriaku, noting that as former Finance Commissioner in the State, he garnered enough experience that Abia needs at this critical time.
He said he has pledged to support the governorship ambition of any of the aspirants in the APC, expressing optimism that come 2023, APC will produce the next Governor of the State.