Vote for continuity, Ikpeazu tells Abia workers

Abia’s governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has urged state employees to support PDP candidates in order to keep the current administration’s development agenda alive.

Ikpeazu made the request on Thursday at an open forum with the International Conference Center’s employees in Umuahia.

He claimed that several policies and programmes that would enhance worker welfare had been developed by the State Government while he was governor.

He said: “On March 18, you must vote for continuity because, if you gamble with your future, you have also put your job on the line.

“I owe it to you as a duty to remind you of the consequences of your indiscretion as you elect the next governor.

“I have directed that between now and seven days that the leave allowance of civil servants be paid.

“Even as I grant command promotion to everyone, its implementation will be easier, if you vote for the governorship candidate of PDP, Chief Okey Ahiwe.”

The governor expressed gratitude to God for the cordial relationship that existed between the government and civil servants and commended them for their support.

He thanked them for playing a pivotal role in the achievement of the infrastructure development recorded during his tenure.

According to him, Ahiwe will prioritise the welfare of workers, if elected.

He urged them to vote candidates with good track record of stewardship and not to give their mandate to individuals that would put their future in jeopardy.

In a remark, Ahiwe assured the people that the command promotion announced by the governor would be fully implemented by him, if voted into power.

He promised to serve the state diligently and evolve programmes that would boost human capital development and increase productivity.

Responding, the Head of Service, Mr Onyii Wamah, thanked the governor for his friendly disposition toward civil servants.

Wamah promised that the workers would support Ahiwe in the upcoming election. (NAN)

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