Nigeria, Abia State, is in need of people who understand the intricacies of participatory leadership and need to be accountable to the people. Good governance and accountability in this clime, has eroded the people and has made them wishful thinkers, who only think and express belief that leaders who will take their burdens away will someday surface.
Truth is that such individuals, who possess the leadership acumen, abound in Nigeria, but because, society has embraced a certain political party, these individuals who have the potentials of mobilising people for action continue to show less interest and concern in the governance of their country, State among others.
But as society, Nigerian and Abia continue to go down the drain, these individuals have decided to change the narratives by providing succour to the helpless, who have been at the receiving end of bad governance and absence of inclusion.
It is on this backdrop, that Otisi Ebitu Ukiwe, son of Nigeria’s former Chief of General Staff, Commodore Ebitu Ukiwe (retd.), is the right person to take over the number one seat of Abia State come 2023.
The reason for this is not far-fetched, Otisi Ebitu Ukiwe, who is seeking the governorship ticket of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, during his declaration, said one of his priorities would be to create the enabling environment to massively engage the teeming youth population in the state.
He also expressed worry over successive administrations failure to develop the state while promising to ensure the independence of the legislature and judiciary.
Abia by virtue of her backwardness, deserves an industrialist with the right contact to change the fortunes of the State which synchronizes with one of his five-point agenda which is resuscitating all moribund state-owned industries in the state if voted into power.
The fact remains that Abia has been found wanting in economic infrastructure, security, inclusive government, and rule of law, which is why Otisi Ebitu Ukiwe, is the right man to steer the ship of Abia State in the midst of various problems.
Otisi Ebitu Ukiwe, with his connections, has all it takes to transform Abia to the envy of other State. What else would Abians be asking for, if not for a man with contacts and connections as well as knowing fully well how to create wealth so that Abians will be taken to the promised land.
It is a clarion call for the delegates to do the needful, look beyond sentiments, and vote for Otisi Ebitu Ukiwe, who has the wherewithal to impact and impart positively on Abians through gigantic programmes that will change their fortunes. Abia deserves good leadership and people who are on their own in the race, having witnessed years of godfatherism.
ADC, delegates will be making a very big mistake, if they fail to fly Otisi Ebitu Ukiwe, as their flag bearer in the 2023 general elections on Tuesday.