A former member of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Samson Orji on Thursday picked the nomination and expression of interest forms which cost N21m at the party secretariat in Umuahia where he pledged that he will serve Abians effectively.
Speaking with journalists shortly after picking the forms, Hon. Orji said his desire to join the governorship race in the state is borne out of genuine concern, patriotism and sense of duty to contribute his quota in the development of the state.
He said he understands the dearth of infrastructure across the state, particularly his Abia North Senatorial district, noting that if elected as the next Governor of the state, he will ensure that infrastructure is totally revamped.
According to the governorship hopeful the state of educational institutions in the state, particularly primary and secondary schools has remained a source of concern to him, assuring that there will be a turnaround if elected as governor in 2023.
He said as someone who has been a member of the state House of Assembly and took part in a series of oversight functions, he understands how much of the infrastructural need the state is facing.
He assured that he will make the office of the governor accessible to citizens and have a regular interface with them where he will regularly give an account of his leadership to enhance open-door policy.
He went further to say he will tackle social insecurity and make civil servants live up to their expectations through a process of reward and sanction system.
He reiterated his resolve to have all past major officeholders from the state on board to serve as advisory council whose counsel will be needed before key decisions are taken.