The Senate Minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has vowed to run an inclusive government if elected governor of the state.
Abaribe stated this on Friday as he officially declared his interest to run for the office of Abia State governor in 2023.
Speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat located on Finbarrs Road in Umuahia, the state capital, Abaribe promised that he would be a governor for all Abians.
His words: “With the signing of the Electoral Act into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, there’s no more short cut to winning elections again except by fielding someone who has the ability to win elections.
The bitter history we have to learn from is that we lost the Presidency to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and down from 23 states PDP was controlling before then because we did not field strong candidates.
“I have been an asset to PDP; I have delivered on my electoral mandate. I’m the only one that will lead PDP to victory in Abia.”
Abaribe, who claimed not to have any godfather, appealed to the state exco of the party to give level playing field to all aspirants.
“I have been doing my consultations, and that’s why I came to the state exco who I believe are in the rightful position to pick who would carry the party’s banner in the 2023 governorship election.”
Chairman of the party in the state, Asiforo Okere commended Abaribe for his steadfastness.
Describing Abaribe as an asset to the party, Asiforo promised to give all the aspirants a level playing field.