Reactions have continued to trail the declaration of ex-bank chief executive, Dr. Alex Otti as governor-elect of Abia State on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
This time, an excited citizen, Steven Ukpabi has surprised the INEC returning officer, Prof. Nnenna Oti who presided over the collation of votes from the March 18 governorship election in the state which produced Otti as governor-elect.
Ukpabi, a native of Ututu in Arochukwu local government area of Abia is based in Abuja.
He is the Founder and Director, Treebones Concept Nigeria Limited, and also the CEO Sungai Pacific Nigeria Limited.
He told ABN TV on Thursday that his decision to gift a land cruiser Prado SUV he had earlier ordered for himself is borne out of excitement and Prof. Oti’s resilience to withstand inducement to alter the electoral outcome.
“I ordered that car for myself, but because of the excitement, I have decided to give it to the lady (Prof. Oti) because my car was stolen two weeks ago here in Abuja so I had to make that order for myself.
“As it stands now, I am going to pass that car to Prof. Nnenna Oti. I think she deserves it”, he said.
Earlier he had announced his decision to gift Prof. Oti the car on his Facebook page.
He wrote, “For your outstanding service to the people of Abia, I hereby request for this Prado to be delivered to Mrs Nnenna Nnennaya Oti immediately it arrives Nigeria next month.
“Thank you for your service in Abia.”
Prof. Oti was said to have rejected a bribe of an undisclosed amount offered to him by authorities in Abia State government to assist them in rigging the poll in favour of the candidate of PDP, Okey Ahiwe who came second in the governorship election.