The Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has expressed his gratitude to the people of the state, for their support for his his victory at the Governorship Election Tribunal, assuring them that the victory, would spur him to serve the people with greater zeal and passion.
Otti who made this known in a statement signed by his Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma, further declared that he never entertained any level of fear over the lawsuits against his victory at the March 18, 2023 election.
According to him, nothing to worry about, considering the overwhelming support from the people, the landslide victory at the election and the clean and clear legal submission by the legal team.
It would be recalled that the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the state capital had dismissed the petitions tendered against him by candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and that of the All Progressives Congress, Okey Ahaiwe and Ikechi Emenike, respectively.
The statement reads in part; ” Even though we never entertained any atom of fear over the suit filed against us, going by the landslide victory we recorded at the polls, coupled with the sound submissions made by our team of erudite lawyers to defend our victory, I was, however, moved by the unprecedented show of love, support and solidarity from our people which is a manifestation of their appreciation of the modest achievements we have recorded so far, hence my resolve to serve them with greater zeal and passion.”
The governor also expressed his full gratitude to the Judges for their sound judgement which, according to him, reflected what happened at the polls and what the majority of the people truly expected, saying that nothing enriches the legal jurisprudence and strengthens democracy more than dispensing justice to those who deserve it.
He however urged his opponents to accept the judgement with humility and tranquility and join hands with him to work for the development of the state.
Otti however reassured the Abia people of his commitment to work for the overall well-being of all Abia citizens, irrespective of political party differences.