Ahead of the Saturday’s governorship election, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would take over Abia State.
He explained that Abia was an important state for the ruling party and needs to benefit more from the Federal Government.
Osinbajo made the remark during a Town Hall meeting in Aba North Local Government Area of Abia State on Tuesday.
He also enjoined people of the stat to come out en masse and vote out the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, government which had left the state underdeveloped for 16 years.
According to Osinbajo: “Abia made a historic contribution in our election as we got over 25 percent votes. We know it was not all our votes that were counted. Come March 9, we shall prove that Abia is an APC state.
“Abia deserves to benefit from the centre. There’s no reason for Abia to play opposition politics. By the grace of God, Abia will join the centre come Saturday.
“That I didn’t attend the Abia APC rally in Aba has nothing to do with any agreement. It is because I cannot be with the president at a certain location at the same time, for security reasons. I can only attend if it was in the South West because I’m from there.
“On my frequent coming to Abia, I’ve been coming here because of the importance and centrality of the state, not for any political reason of giving Abia out to another party.
“One of the reasons why our members have not benefited from most of our programmes is because the Abia government is not APC. Come Saturday, by the grace of God, we shall change the present day government and enthrone APC through Uche Sampson Ogah.”