A leading member of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Caucus, Chief Sam Nkire has congratulated Dr Alex Otti of the Labour Party for being elected the next Governor of Abia State.
In a congratulatory message which he made available to newsmen in Abuja, Chief Nkire described the Abia State governor-elect as, “a man whose time has come “.
The APC stalwart said his only regret was that his party, the All Progressives Congress allowed Dr Alex Otti to leave APC when it became obvious that he was not going to get a fair deal at the primary election, adding, “What APC lost in Alex has become a building block and great profit to the Labour Party (LP).”
According to Chief Nkire, “one thing most Abians give to Alex Otti is that he is one of the most zealous and prepared for the arduous task of taking Abia State to the enviable, developmental height it and its people ought to occupy”.
He added that being a former, respected, APC member, he had no doubt that the incoming Governor of Abia State, would leverage on his past relationships to attract ‘federal presence’ from the ruling party to the state.
Chief Sam Nkire expressed the hope that Dr Alex Otti “would quickly get down to the business of uplifting and uniting his people, the people of Abia State and forget about witch-hunt and opponent-chasing”.