One year in office: I owe my responsibility to Abians, nobody else – Gov Otti

The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, in commemoration of his first anniversary in office, on Tuesday, held a town hall meeting with the people and stakeholders of Abia Central, comprising Umuahia North, Ikwuano, Umuahia South, Isialangwa North, and South and Osisioma Local Government Areas.

The ceremony took place at the International Conference Center Ogurube Layout, Umuahia, Abia State.

Reading his speech titled, A Meeting with king makers, Otti described the people as the kingmakers.

“You are the ones that made me a governor, without you I wouldn’t have been here. You are the ones we are answerable to. I therefore owe my responsibility to you all individually, and collectively, noting that power belongs to God and no body can boast of that,” he said.

He appreciated the mayors, the members of the national and state assembly, for the success of the programme.

The governor stressed that he has taken note, and not unmindful of their worries, stating that his administration is still too young and they cannot be doing the same thing over and over and achieve the same results.

Otti urged them in the new Abia to be actively involved, make suggestions, and ask questions, we want you to be active participants in the governing process.

He reiterated the fact that gone are the days when government allocations, IGR, are put on the table and shared, it is not going to be business as usual he added.

The Abia Chief Executive maintained that his administration came in on the mandate of the people, saying, “we promised that we must use the resources of the people to work for the people.”

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