Former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Emeka Atuma has declared he wants to become the next governor of Abia State after Okezie Ikpeazu whose second term will end on May 29th, 2023.
Hon Atuma who made the declaration over the weekend told the leaders of his party, stakeholders and his teaming supporters that his aspirations for the governorship of Abia State is premised on his vision for an Abia that fulfils the yearnings of Abians and his capacity to right the wrongs of yester-years.
The former federal lawmaker who spoke at a gathering of All Progressive Congress, APC leaders, stakeholders and members at his Ntalakwu-Oboro Country home stated that his joining the race is for a selfless service for the next generation and leave a legacy for which he would be remembered.
I made up my mind to join the governorship race for Abia State because a lot has gone wrong in our beloved State, and for the sake of our children and generations yet unborn, we need to contribute our all we have to right these wrongs.
I am aspiring for Abia’s governorship because I have the capacity, the ability, the creativity needed to take Abia to the next level.
My aspiration is motivated by compassion and innovation. I am coming to deliver a legacy of service to our people. Our people says a good name is better than gold…if today, sayil to contribute in the building of a better Abia what legacy would I leave for our children and generations yet unborn?
“My politics has always been one of competent, creativity, and dynamism, I am not running based on zoning, my vision as governor of Abia is a State that places the welfare of the people as its number one priority, a State that is in the forefront of wealth creation for its people, a State that uses its wealth for the betterment of all”, Hon Atuma affirmed.
The former lawmaker who represented Ikwuano/Umuahia North/ South in the House of Representatives, from 2003-to 2007 is a household name in Abia Central Senatorial district where though he is not in government he has been able to attract several major road constructions linking several rural communities.