Excerpts from Professor Eleazar Uche Ikonne’s speeches on a tour of Umunneochi, Isialangwa South, Bende, Ikwuano, Isuikwuato,,, and Umuahia South Local Government Areas
I will be the Governor of Abia State not a Governor for any zone, Local Government, or clan.
Infrastructural expansion, human capital, and capacity development shall be spread across the entire Senatorial zones, Local Government Areas, and communities.
Senatorial zones with lesser infrastructural development will meet up with the rest under my watch.
My Word is My Bond.
I will work for ndi Abia, not for any particular people.
My integrity is my most valuable currency.
I am blind to parochialism.
I am the only aspirant who has invested all his service years in Abia for the betterment of Abians.
I understand the youth better as I worked with them all through my service years.
I know the intentions of Abia’s founding fathers.
I aptly understand the dreams of Abia Elders.
I did not retire from Abia State University but rather my time as Vice-Chancellor ended in 2021. I still had my office afterward, until I resigned recently to contest for the Abia State governorship.
Having worked successfully with the most volatile age group, I know how best to harness the energy of the youth for positivity, tame their exuberance, and discover their latent talents.
I have touched almost every home in Abia state directly or indirectly through my students, colleagues, or acquaintances.