The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt.
Hon. Ude Oko Chukwu yesterday declared his intention to aspire for the position of the Abia State Governorship in 2023.
Oko Chukwu who was speaking at the State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Finbarrs road, the state capital stated that the decision to contest for the governorship position was borne out of personal conviction that he can lead the state to take Abia to the next level, leveraging on his years of experience in governance to attract democratic dividend to the people of the state.
It will be recalled that Oko was the speaker of the house of Assembly for eight years before becoming the deputy governor.
Speaking on a five-point agenda; security, economy, care, urban renewal, roads and education (Secure), Oko Chukwu said if he becomes the governor of the state, he was going to leverage on the successes already made, to make the state become the safest in the country.
On his economic agenda for the state if elected governor, the deputy governor said this would be anchored on harnessing the abundant economic, human and material potential in Abia for growth and development.
"The huge investments we have made on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) cannot be sustained without a steady Powder supply. We cannot afford to lose out on the SMEs because that is what the foundation of collective wealth creation".
Oko Chukwu stated that his Care programme would be a robust healthcare plan that will cover the three levels of healthcare, primary, secondary and tertiary.
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