The Abia State All Progressives Congress, APC, Governorship Candidate, High Chief Ikechi Emenike on Sunday at Ward B, item in Bende Federal Constituency of Abia State, unveiled his running mate for the 2023 general elections.
Presenting Rev’d Barrister Mrs Glory Felix Akara as his running mate, Emenike described her as a woman of faith, true mother and highly educated Nigerian citizen. He said it has always been his dream for a person from the Ukwa political bloc of Abia State to be part of the top echelon of Abia State Executive Council.
Emenike, who said it was a deliberate decision to unveil her at Abia North considering the fact that the woman is from Abia South while he is from Abia Central, added, “You cannot win Governorship election in Abia State without the vote of Bende.”
He called on APC stakeholders in Bende to mobilise their people massively to ensure victory for the party in 2023.
Emenike said there were some people who have been claiming to be members of the APC, and don’t want the party to win, adding that such people have been recruiting people for other political parties.
Earlier in her acceptance speech, the Deputy Governorship Candidate, Rev’d Barrister Mrs Akara, who is from Ohambele, Ndoki in Ukwa East Local Government Area, said the emergence of Emenike was the answer to prayers.
She said, “The people of Abia have prayed to God to intervene in the affairs of Abia, and God has answered by making Emenike the governorship candidate of the party.
She further said the transformation of Abia State under their leadership would be all round.
“I appreciate High Chief for choosing me. I accept to work with him and to support this noble cause. We will support him until the victory is achieved.”