By Nnadozie Victor
Former Arochukwu council boss Mazi Chibuike Jonas, has clinched the African Democratic Party (ADP) Governorship Ticket ahead of 2023 General Election, Arochukwu Blog reports.
He emerged victorious following the scheduled ADP party primaries held on 09/06/2022 at the party Secretariat in Umuahia.
He was elected unopposed by 16 delegates across the 17 Local Government Areas in the state following his good deeds and philanthropic nature during his reign as the Arochukwu council boss.
His emergence as the Gubernatorial Flag Bearer followed a motion moved by the deputy state chairman of the party, Mr. Njoku Dickson and seconded by state auditor of the party Dr Jude Ohuche.
The returning officer for the election Mr Benjamin Arisa, declared him winner of the primaries after several screening process and consultations.
During an Acceptance Speech read before the crowd that was at the venue, Mazi Chibuike Jonas noted that he joined the Abia Gubernatorial race for the best interest of all meaning Abians.
He used the medium to urged the party faithfuls to pray and initiate the spirit of sportsmanship in canvassing for the party which will help in securing the Abia Governorship Position.
Read his speech below,
“I’m here to make a clear difference in terms of governance in Abia State.
“If you reside in Abia you will know that our state have been underdeveloped when it comes to roads, payment of salaries, pensions, quality health care, Education and security.
I joined the race to salvage our dear state and to bring to sight numerous notable developments in the state just like I did in my L.G.A, Arochukwu. If I can actualize it when I was an ordinary Local Government chairman and completed 52 projects within one year and eight months then I can do it in Abia State.
“All we require is prayers and hard work to win the election in order to take Abia to the future we deserve“.
Nnadozie Victor reporting from Umuahia.