The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has stated that he believed strongly that power comes from God and that the issues around power were too important and critical that God cannot leave it entirely in the hands of men.
It will be recalled that the Senate Minority leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe had, while on a Christmas visit to Governor Ikpeazu, declared his intention to contest for the 2023 governorship election.
Ikpeazu, who stated this in a press release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, emphasized that he was not thinking about the politics of 2023 at the moment, as it was capable of distracting him from the serious issues of governance in the State.
The statement reads in part, “he is presently occupied with ensuring that some critical road projects are dealt with, especially in Aba within this dry season window. Some of these projects, for which contractors have been fully mobilized, include the recovery and completion of Faulks Road, Port Harcourt Road, Ngwa Road, Uratta, Obohia, Ohanku, Onuma, Eziukwu-Cemetery Road, Aba Owerri Road, ABSUTH – Udeagbala Road and the Osisioma Interchange, amongst others.
“That in view of the above, it will be inexpedient for him to associate himself with the aspirations of any person at this time, a move that could send wrong signals to the rest of the State and introduce some level of confusion in the politics of our dear state.
“Finally, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is a democrat who understands and respects the rights of every citizen to his political aspirations. He also firmly believes that when the time is right, the usual interplay of political forces on the one hand and a divine agenda on the other will put all issues around who succeeds him to rest”.